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  • Four Investments to Avoid

    Many annuitants sell structured settlement payments in order to put their money into higher-yielding investments. However, investing can be risky since it’s impossible to predict the outcome of an investment. No matter how much research and planning is done, one can never predict with 100% certainty what kind of return an investment will yield.  That…
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  • Four Great Investments

    It is important to find balance in many aspects of life, and investment choices are no exception. Investing your money is a continuous balancing act between risk and reward. Aggressive growth brings higher volatility; a common phrase for any professional investor is “No risk, no return.” Therefore, the ultimate challenge with investing your money is…
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  • How Much Does College Cost

    A four-year degree at an average public university in the United States now costs approximately $80,000. This rising cost of tuition plays a major role in the increasingly heavy burden of student debt, emphasizing the need for proper financial planning to prepare for the cost of college.  One way to estimate the cost of a…
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  • How to Raise Start-up Capital for a New Business

    Start-up capital, also called working capital, is essential to launch a new business. While there are a number of ways to raise start-up capital, the selection process depends on the specific needs of the new business owner. Financing options fall into two general categories. Debt capital refers to a loan, including any interest and fees…
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  • Three Great Ways to Invest For Retirement

    One of the rewards for working hard and putting time in at your job is being able to retire comfortably. However, in order to retire one has to not only work hard for many years, you also need to have a good plan. Smart investing is the best way to ensure that those years will…
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  • 3 Great Ways to Manage a Large Sum of Money

    Most of us have dreamt about what we would do if we suddenly received a large amount of money. What if that dream became a reality? That money could come from winning the lottery, a lucky day at the casino, or cash for a settlement awarded in a personal injury lawsuit. While a large influx…
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  • How to Pay Large Medical Bills

    Accumulating debt is stressful, and not at all uncommon, especially for accident or malpractice victims. A 2011 study found that approximately one in four adults under the age of 65 have medical debt. There is no way to avoid the bills that are sure to follow hospital visits or procedures — it’s necessary to undergo…
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  • The Three Kinds of Structured Annuities

    An annuity is a fixed income stream paid to the annuitant over a long period of time. Annuities give annuitants a comfort level by guaranteeing a steady and predetermined income. Some annuities are bought to provide future income, and some are awarded as lawsuit settlements or won as lottery payouts. Read on to find out…
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  • What to Do With a Structured Settlement?

    As if being injured wasn’t bad enough, filing a personal injury lawsuit and experiencing months of legal maneuverings can be frustrating and overwhelming. For most, the process is mentally and financially draining. Injuries and medical treatment can cause a plaintiff to miss work, and severe injuries can keep a victim from ever returning to their…
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  • The Different Kinds of Settlements

    A settlement is money awarded to the plaintiff in a lawsuit as compensation for damages suffered in an accident caused by the defendant. It’s the plaintiff’s responsibility to prove that they were injured by the defendant and should be awarded recompense for their suffering. The settlement is only awarded if and when the case has…
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