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DON'T BE STUPID WITH YOUR MONEY

Lineman Teaches Finance to High School Kids

10/8/2013 2:53 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1008-justin-blalock-tmzSure, he's bummed out about the heart-breaking loss to the Jets last night, but Atlanta Falcons lineman Justin Blalock didn't spend Tuesday morning sulking about it ... TMZ has learned he spent his day off teaching high school kids about finance.

Blalock -- who's in the middle of a 6-year, $38 million contract -- rolled up to Meadow Creek High School in Atlanta earlier today to meet with the kids.

We're told Blalock was in tow with Brian Gilder -- a member of his financial team -- and the two spoke to the students about the importance of financial literacy.

Blalock also donated several copies of a guide called, "The Financial Playbook" ... which covers everything from insurance, to budgets to stocks and retirement plans.

We spoke to Justin who tells us, "We had a blast with the young people discussing financial literacy. I think they were very receptive. I'm glad I was able to make an impact on the community."

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luckyone    

Thank you TMZ. I liked this article.

290 days ago
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K.G.    

Positive article but no comments really. SMH

290 days ago
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megatron_22    

A positive article gets no attention but something about the fartdashians does sickening..... but nice article good to see pro baller taking time outta his schedule to help young minds

290 days ago
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Ray8    

Hate to be cynical, but the Falcons offensive line absolutely sucks. Wonder if this is a pr move because he know they are going to clean house next season.

289 days ago
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NikkiMirage    

Love the article and hope to see more positive stories from pro-athletes. Not everyone is doing wrong. Thanks TMZ

289 days ago
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NikkiMirage    

Love the article & hope to see more positive stories from our pro-athletes. They are not all doing bad & I would love to see more balance in the reporting. The articles may not get a lot of comments, but people still read them & can learn something good. Thanks TMZ

289 days ago
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Jull    

Unfortunately our young people nowadays know little about finances and I do like the fact that the attempts of financial education are taken in different forms. PR or not pr but Justin Blalock has given a good example for students of the importance not only to know how to apply for easy loans, but the other financial aspects and the consequences of the decisions made.

203 days ago

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