Documentary Tuesday: “30 for 30: Broke” [2012]


ESPN’s 30 for 30 documentary series is wonderful. Nearly every film is wonderful and fascinating and brings a level of depth and clarity to a subject, many of them that on their surface may seem innocuous.

My favorite 30 for 30 is Broke.

We’ve all heard someone say something to the effect of, “He made 12 million dollars, how does have no money left?” This is the answer to that question, digging into not just the spending habits of athletes, but also their lack of finance knowledge, their competitive nature off the field, and how the various leagues handle these issues.

I’m not a millionaire or a professional athlete, but I watch it often as my own personal finance reminder.

Previously in Documentary Tuesday:

Room 237 | Exit Through the Gift Shop | The Death of Superman Lives | 30 for 30: The Price of Gold | Paradise Lost | 30 for 30 Short: The Deal – Alex Rodriguez to the Boston Red Sox | The World’s Most Expensive Stolen Paintings | Imagine…From Pencils to Pixels | Behind the Music: Nirvana | Planet B-Boy | Soul Survivor | The Cheshire Murders | Sound and Vision | Welcome to Death Row | Einstein

Christopher Pierznik is the author of eight books, all of which can be purchased in paperback and Kindle. His work has appeared on XXL, Cuepoint, Business Insider, The Cauldron, and many more. You can follow him on Facebook or Twitter.


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