Four-time Pro Bowl working again Alvin Kamara might have a $75 million contract to his identify, however the Saints’ celebrity remains to be prepared to return to his days surviving off a loaf of bread and a jar of peanut butter if he must.
The 25-year-old is acutely aware of dwelling effectively inside his means, he says in a latest interview for Uninterrupted’s “Kneading Dough” sequence.
“I’ve always known the value of a dollar,” the Georgia native says.
It’s a lesson he realized from his mom, who taught him the significance of exhausting work. “As a kid, I saw my mom work multiple jobs only to be able to afford the bare essentials.”
That appreciation for monetary safety has led him to be a savvy spender since his first day as an NFL participant, when he obtained his signing bonus and solely handled himself to a chicken wing dinner.
“I’m like, ‘Okay, this is more than I’ve ever had. My mom ain’t never had this much,'” Kamara tells Uninterrupted. “It would be a shame if I got this and lost it. I’m gonna keep doing the same thing I’ve been doing — [spending on] what I need and that’s it. I’m not about to go over the top, I’m not gonna live beyond my means.”
Kamara says that after 4 seasons within the NFL, he has but to spend any of his football cash from both his rookie contract or huge extension with New Orleans.
Instead, he lives off of the cash that he earns doing endorsements. But Kamara is choosy about what he lends his likeness to, partnering solely with corporations the place he sees a future working collectively.
“I want to be a partner. I want it to be a real relationship to where it’s not just a one-off thing,” Kamara says. “All the brands that I work with I can call directly and talk to a CEO or somebody high up and have a regular conversation with them. It’s almost like a family. We’re working together, but we care for each other.”
Kamara additionally says that he’s in management of all of his cash. Nothing will get moved round with out his approval.
“I keep it close like that because of the loaf of bread and peanut butter. I had to do it [before] and I’ll do it again if I have to,” he says. “But there’s no reason I should have to do that again.”