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structuredsettlements
Stamford, CT USA/ New York City Metro Area
John Darer is a Structured Settlement Expert,Master Structured Settlement Consultant, Certified Financial Transitionist, Settlement Planner and Sudden Money Advisor
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A Conflict of interest when a structured settlement factoring origination firm, solicits investors claiming to be committed to acting in investors' best interest while also having a belief that sellers want someone who is acting in their best interest and committing to act in their best interest, always? Continue reading
Advance Funding violated a 2014 Bronx court order approving the sale of periodic payments, by failing to pay the Seller. The Court Order was vacated in 2017 by a Bronx judge, restoring payments to the Seller, ordering back payments , fees and costs. Where does that leave the investor? Continue reading
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A little cultural awareness goes a long way. I regret that it's necessary to have to highlight something else by Chronovo, but it seems necessary, in my opinion. I offered to review before their publication but so far they have not taken me up on it. What a pity. Continue reading
FirstStructured Settlement.com support for a"growing trend "which has seen the number of civil cases settled or dismissed without a trial balloon" makes no mention of balloons, blimps, zeppelins, or other form of flying gas bag. Continue reading
Not shopping around cost Lajuan Davis big time. He could have received $140,000 for three lump sums totaling $220,000 that he sold to piggy Orange Blossoms, LLC which charged him an effective discount rate of 13.65% and paid him only $75,000. Continue reading
Such a short term duration is attractive to investors, particularly payment rights from Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, a company in business since 1868. Always shop around, no matter what. Continue reading
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Disgusting victimization of a mentally disabled Texas structured settlement annuitant by an affiliate of Rising Capital, in business for just 5 months, is another chilling example of how taking advice from unlicensed, unqualified structured settlement factoring companies is hazardous to your fiscal health. Continue reading
by Structured Settlement Watchdog Paymaster.co, a Los Angeles based online solicitor of leads for structured settlement payment buyouts continues to maintain a sloppy information platform that is not much use to consumers. A. Paymaster.co claims that it will buy your structured settlement payment... Continue reading
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If you are solicited by a trusted settlement planner to sell the structured settlement that they placed for you, you should immediately become suspect. There are legitimate reasons to question the settlement planner's motivation no matter how trustworthy the settlement planner may be to you. Continue reading
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The longevity of the life insurance company issuing structured settlement annuities and consistency of its ratings is an important consideration when you consider a structured settlement for a long term or lifetime obligation that may stretch 50 or more years into the future Continue reading
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The same day Milestone sent an email blast to trial lawyers all over America suggesting they should eliminate annuities from their client portfolios and settlement plans, John Bair published " How to Buy an Annuity" for his factoring company in the CrowFly Legal Examiner. Continue reading
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Milestone Consulting email blast to trial lawyers states "Eliminate annuities from your client portfolios and settlement plans". Like a number of things written and posted by Milestone Consulting and its CEO these days, the devil is in the details. Continue reading
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The most prolific blog concerning structured settlements and settlement planning over 15 years. The style is spicy, informative, irreverent and effective with the occasional sprinkle of well placed snark. Continue reading
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When a structured settlement is factored to raise cash for a Payee, no annuity policy changes hands. Just the rights to payments. The individual receiving structured settlement payments representing his or her damages is no more the owner of an annuity contract than the investor. Continue reading
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Is business that tough for a certain structured settlement factoring company that they must solicit a New York man with a Traumatic Brain Injury for a pennies on the dollar " bounty" on his sole source of income? Continue reading
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As more settlement planners have ventured into qualified settlement fund administration in the hope of stirring up the money funnel for big structured settlement annuity, life insurance and investment commissions, perhaps it's time for ethical questions to be raised. Can one wear too many hats? Continue reading
But the use of the term " annuity" in connection with factored structured settlement payment streams was indisputably manufactured for marketing purposes not anticipating that anyone would question it. Poo Poo on a Stick Continue reading
The tertiary market has pounded more nails in the coffin of settlement planners' aspirations to bastardize the qualified assignment process using unqualified funding assets. Continue reading
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IRC 130(c) is a definition of what a qualified assignment IS, in the context of what a qualified assignment DOES from a tax standpoint. IRC 130(c) and the other parts of IRC 130 are not mutually exclusive. Potentially huge tax consequences to attorneys deferring with factored structured settlements. Continue reading
Merchants touting donation inspired Trial Lawyer Association recommendations while offering pennies on the dollar to lawyers' clients, are "here to help". Of course they are. Continue reading
Milestone CEO John T. Bair appears to have misrepresented a 1993 Revenue Procedure in an attempt to justify why Milestone Consulting uses investments besides annuities with its attorney fee deferral programs from Qualified Settlement Funds. Continue reading
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Trial lawyers on Milestone's mailing list, recently received Milestone Consulting's FeeMaster attorney fee deferral brochure. FeeMaster Option 2 is a deceptive sales pitch to buy permanent whole life insurance. Woody Allen's nightmare. Continue reading
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Qualified Settlement Funds Advances and Updates, a 2020 presentation by tax attorney Robert Wood and Eastern Point Trust CEO Glen Armand raises doubts about the viability of a master qualified settlement fund. . A multi-case master qualified settlement fund is referred to as a fable, a fictitious narrative or statement, according toi Merriam-Webste Continue reading
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Do you have an attorney fee deferral / structured attorney fee sold by a settlement planner, from a qualified settlement fund, using the settlement planner's qualified assignment company and funded with someone else's structured settlement payments? You may want to check the papers and perhaps speak with your accountant. Continue reading