With the Consumer Price Index hitting 3.77% in August 2011 and 1 year "High Yield" CDs* ranging between taxable rates of 0.45% and 1.15% does it REALLY make sense to cash in your income tax free structured settlement payment rights?
As you prance around with your "stray cash", consider possible theme music as you bust a move (or move to bust as the case may be).
"Oooh, Oooh, Oooh, Oooh,
Black and orange stray cat sittin' on a fence
Ain't got enough dough to pay the rent
I'm flat broke but I don't care
I strut right by with my tail in the air
Stray cat strut, I'm a ladies' cat,
A feline Casanova, hey man, thats where its at
Get a shoe thrown at me from a mean old man
Get my dinner from a garbage can"
------------From Stray Cat Strut 1981 (1982 US) Lyrics: Brian Setzer & The Stray Cats
Your friends who lived through the 1981-1982 Recession will help you along with the tune. Otherwise check out this more recent great tribute by Reel BIg Fish (below)
*Source: Bank Rate Monitor