NFL Season Tickets Are Luxuries

Greg wants to know when a purchase like an NFL season ticket is okay in a family's financial plan.

QUESTION: Greg on Facebook wants to know when a purchase like an NFL season ticket is okay in a family’s financial plan.

ANSWER: That’s a luxury purchase—an expensive luxury purchase. I’m an NFL season ticketholder myself for my Titans. That’s a luxury. Whether the Titans win or not has very little impact on my family’s future. Whether I spend a bazillion dollars to watch them in person versus on television for free does have an impact on my family’s future.

If you’re sitting there with student loan debt and a car payment, you don’t need to be going and buying NFL season tickets. Get yourself out of debt. Get your emergency fund built. Live like no one else, and later you can buy season tickets. Live like no one else, right? Enjoy them.

It’s entertainment. It’s a game. Your life is not a game.