What Rob Gronkowski Can Teach Us about Saving for Retirement

Big spenders live for now. Their future-oriented counterparts, like Gronk, would rather skip flashy spending in favor of a simple life and an early retirement.

NFL star Rob Gronkowski smiles and waves as he walks of the field.
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NFL player Rob Gronkowski became famous in January 2019 for more than his football prowess. He was retiring after nine seasons … without ever having touched his NFL salary. He had “frugaled” his way through his career, living on his endorsement money. This helped him save over $50 million.

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Josh Sailar, CFP®, CPFA
Partner, Blue Zone Wealth Advisors

Josh Sailar is an investment adviser and partner at Blue Zone Wealth Advisors, an independent registered investment adviser in Los Angeles. He specializes in constructing and managing customized advanced plans for business owners, executives and high net worth individuals. He holds the designations of Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) and Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor (CPFA), the FINRA Series 7, 63, 65 licenses, as well as tax preparer license.