Archive for November, 2014

How Structured Settlements Resolve Personal Injury Cases

Settlement annuity payments

One of the most common ways that personal injury lawsuits are resolved is with the use of a settlement, which is a sum of money that is meant to compensate the injured party for the losses that their injury caused. This includes damages like medical bills, loss of ability to work, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Since settlements are usually large sums of money that in some cases run into the hundreds of thousands (or even millions) of dollars, the recipient may lose a large portion of it to taxes.

In the early 1980′s U.S. Congress actually adopted specific tax laws to remedy this and to encourage the use of structured settlements in the resolution of personal injury cases. In fact, one in three personal injury claimants is offered a structured settlement, which is typically beneficial for

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Looking to Refinance with Bad Credit?

10 year mortgage refinance

Interest rates are at an all time low, which has lead many people to refinance their home mortgages with lower rate loans. Since that means less interest, it saves substantial money over the course of the total loan period. If you’re wondering about mortgage refinance with bad credit, it’s not impossible… but it can be challenging.
Understanding the Impact of Credit History
Bad credit history depicts you as a greater loan risk, resulting in higher interest rates. Credit scores run from 300 to 850, and 35% of the calculation relates to your past payment history. If you’re considering mortgage refinance with bad credit history, it’s essential that you examine the numbers very carefully. Things like closing costs and the various fees involved may eclipse the savings on a loan ra

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Why the CFO is Such a Critical Component Within a Company

Financial manager jobs

When people think about financial jobs, they may not think of them as very exciting positions. Some may even think that people choose to go into these positions purely for the money. While financial jobs to technically revolve around money, they are not all about making money. Financial analysts, financial controllers, financial advisors and accountants all play an integral role in helping individuals manage their finances and keeping a businesses alive

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What Not to Do When Investing in Real Estate

America realty partners

Commercial real estate developers and investors stand to make a lot of money off their properties, especially if a property increases in value and builds equity. But if you’re planning to rub elbows with the top real estate investment companies, there are a few real estate don’ts you need to watch out for:

  • Don’t rush in. There’s a lot of hype around real estate investment that implies it’s a get-rich-quick game. Top real estate investment companies won’t usually sell this myth, but plenty of infomercials will. Don’t buy into the hype. Play it smart and think about real estate investment as a long term commitment. If you don’t find a

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Kia and Hyundai Make Enormous Investment Property Mistake

How to invest in a reit

When it comes to investing in commercial real estate, the advantages are clear: because commercial properties are strictly used for business purposes, they offer a number of ways to make a profit, ranging from rent and sales to parking fees and tax benefits. This gives many investors the business opportunity they have been waiting for. However, when it comes to questions like “should I invest in real estate”, the answer often depends on the situation at hand. And with more than $160 million properties in the United States currently in default or foreclosure, the best way to find an ideal investment opportunity is to work with a professional advisor.

Hyundai Motor Company is one business that recently made a significant inve

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