NFL Players Association sends 'work stoppage guide' with financial advice for players

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The current collective-bargaining agreement between NFL players and owners is set to expire in March 2021, upon the end of the 2020 league year. That may seem far off, but that hasn’t stopped the NFL Players Association from preparing for the worst. 

The organization sent a memo to players made public Thursday called “Work Stoppage Guide” that outlines best practices to save money in the event of a strike or lockout down the line. 

The memo is broken into nine sections, but most of the guide includes specific suggestions on saving money. Some of the recommendations include cooking at home more often to avoid going out to eat, saying no to family members or close friends asking for money, renting out unoccupied homes or rooms, saving at least half of each paycheck, addressing home repairs now and purchasing clothing and jewelry only as needed.

The rest of the guide goes into detail about players’ benefits and programs…

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