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If you live in the US, you know that a few weeks ago there was a very scary incident in the NFL’s Monday Night Football game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Buffalo Bills.

During the 1st quarter of the game, Bills Safety, Damar Hamlin, experienced cardiac arrest on the field and had to be rushed to the local hospital.

Fortunately, Hamlin has survived and is on the path to recovery.

The secondary story that emerged from the Hamlin incident is what the NFL would do to resolve all the playoff scenarios.

The Bengals/Bills game was one of the marquee matchups of the season, with the winner of that game pretty much securing the 2nd seed if not the 1st seed in the division.

However, since the game was unable to be completed it left the NFL in a bind.

Ultimately, it was the Chiefs that got the 1st seed even though they lost head-to-head to the Bills, and it was the Bills that got the 2nd seed over the Bengals since they had a better record, even though they were at the time of the game being canceled, losing to the Bengals.

That left the Bengals as the odd man out.

But even worse for the Bengals, if they lost their final game of the season against the Baltimore Ravens, they would have to do a coin flip to determine if they would get to host a home playoff game even though they were crowned the divisional winner.

Now spoiler alert, I (Dan) am from Cincinnati and I have a slightly biased opinion of how the NFL managed this.

To clarify the outcome of the NFL’s decision, if the Bengals would have lost to the Ravens they would have had to flip a coin just for a home playoff game even though they had a better winning percentage than the Ravens.

However, the Bills would be given the 2nd seed over the Bengals and home field advantage against the Bengals since they had a higher winning percentage than the Bengals.

The controversy is the fact that the Bengals had to flip a coin despite the higher winning percentage but yet the Bills wouldn’t have to in the same scenario.

Now that I am off my soapbox and praying for a Bengals victory today, I want to shift our attention to a coin flip.

A coin flip in essence is a 50/50 chance of you getting the outcome you want.

Would you bet $1 million on a coin flip?

Unless you are a BIG gambler you probably wouldn’t take those 50/50 odds of losing $1 million dollars or winning $1 million dollars.

Why not?

Because there are much safer ways to earn a million dollars without risking it all.

Do you want to know where?

You guessed it, real estate!

Real estate is one of the best risk-to-return ratios out there.

You probably won’t double your money immediately like you could in a coin flip, but you would have a high likelihood of doubling your money in about 4-5 years with greater certainty that your principal investment would be protected.

Ultimately, what you do with your money is up to you.

But would you rather flip a coin for your future success or failure or take a more trusted route to build generational wealth?

Go Bengals!

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