San Francisco 49ers Hall of Famer Jerry Rice (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Hoping that framing the approach to managing finances in terms of football metaphors might make a “balanced” approach clearer, MetLife has teamed up with football’s Jerry Rice to get the message across.

The approach dovetails with the results of the MetLife Financial Planning Perspectives Poll, which indicated that that 55 percent of those surveyed do not believe that protecting their assets is as important as growing those assets.

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