Episode 09: From Football to Financial Planning; Lessons Learned and Stories Along the Journey with Matt Dodge

Episode Summary

In this episode of Advisor Elevation, we take a trip down memory lane with former NFL Punter, Matt Dodge.  Matt takes us through his start in football, shares stories from draft day and even his rookie hazing, and tells us about his involvement in one of the most infamous plays in NFL history.  Matt shares how he made the transition to financial planning, and how he’s building his business now using the lessons learned in football.  This entertaining episode is one you won’t want to miss! 




Show Notes & References


Matt joined the Market Street Wealth Management team in 2014. A graduate of East Carolina University, Matt has experience in in life insurance, annuities, long term care and Medicare Supplement. Since joining Market Street Wealth Management, Matt has focused on comprehensive Financial Planning including income planning, investments, taxes and financial estate planning.

Matt’s journey into the financial industry itself is a bit unorthodox. After an All-American campaign at East Carolina University in football, Matt was drafted by the New York Giants in the 2010 NFL draft. As a rookie, Matt started for the New York Giants and at the time had the highest gross punting average in New York Giants history. With success came the inevitable ebbs and flows of rookie-hood.

His focus now is in helping people understand and successfully make the shift from their working years to retirement. Matt is quoted in his forthcoming book he is co-authored by Kevin Holt called Halftime Shift as saying, “The game doesn’t end at halftime. When you retire, suddenly everything is up to you.”

On a personal note, although originally from Morehead City, North Carolina, Matt currently resides in West Chester, PA with his beautiful wife Allison. As a newly married couple, they are excited to start a family together.



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