Baltimore Ravens Vs. the San Francisco 49ers: Super Bowl 2013 Team with the Smarter Spenders Identified by

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During Super Bowl 2013, millions of Americans will watch to see whether the Baltimore Ravens or the San Francisco 49ers will take the title of Super Bowl XLVII Champion. In the finance world, however, football athletes have earned a reputation for overspending and poor money management, prompting personal finance site to investigate the spending habits of Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers players and determine which Super Bowl XLVII team wins at money management.

Super Bowl 2013

Super Bowl 2013

The 49ers and Ravens players who leave a good financial impression are the ones who donate money to charity. Forget the Super Bowl trophy — the best players may be the ones giving their best game off the field.

With Super Bowl 2013 mere hours away, the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers are gearing up for a tough matchup. Super Bowl XLVII airs Sunday, February 3 at 3:30 PST to tens of millions of viewers across the United States. In anticipation of the year’s most-watched sporting event, leading personal finance site Go Banking Rates turns its attention to the money habits of the competing teams’ players to determine which Super Bowl contender would win in a matchup of financial prowess.

Unfortunately, many American Football athletes have a well-documented tendency to manage money poorly, despite having salaries that can run into the multi-millions. Sports Illustrated reported that 78% of former NFL players have gone bankrupt or are in dire financial straits by the time they have been retired for two years, in an article titled “How (and Why) Athletes Go Broke.”

“Looking at football finance in a positive light isn’t impossible, though,” says Go Banking Rates expert contributor Paul Sisolak. “The 49ers and Ravens players who leave a good financial impression are the ones who donate money to charity. Forget the Super Bowl trophy — the best players may be the ones giving their best game off the field.”

To decide the winner of the Super Bowl 2013 of smart money management, Go Banking Rates investigates the charitable donations made by players on each team to decide which sets the better example for their fans. The report looks at several Super Bowl 2013 players, including: Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, who founded the Ray Lewis “52” Family Foundation to assist disadvantaged Baltimore families, according to the organization’s site, and San Francisco 49ers’ tight end, Vernon Davis, who founded an organization which funds arts education programs for at-risk youths in San Francisco, according to a LA Times article, “San Francisco 49ers' Vernon Davis is also an art gallery owner.”

Click here to see the Super Bowl 2013 financial winner.

About Go Banking Rates is a national website dedicated to connecting readers with the best interest rates on financial services nationwide, as well as informative personal finance content, news and tools. Go Banking Rates collects interest rate information from more than 4,000 U.S. banks and credit unions, making it the only online rates aggregator with the ability to provide the most comprehensive and authentic local interest rate information.

Additionally, Go Banking Rates partners with a number of major media outlets such as Business Insider and US News & World Report to provide compelling and edifying personal finance content, and its expert editors have been featured and quoted on several premier finance websites like Yahoo! Finance, Forbes, The Street, Huffington Post and more.

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