by Structured Settlement Watchdog
In one of JG Wentworth's latest commercials we see a virtual kaleidoscope of actors seeking instant gratification. The attention to detail by its ad agency, to attempt to capture every demographic group is amazing. There's a cop, there's a Latinx who needs "dinero ahora" and because you just can't be too careful, in the signature sign off from Mr. Wentworth, ironically in a taxi while wearing a shoulder strap seat belt. Holy misplaced metaphor!
A structured settlement is a seat belt of sorts. Seat belts are designed to keep you safe and not ejected through the windshield if there is a car accident. One way to look at a structured settlement might be as a seat belt of sorts, to prevent you from "getting ahead of yourself", from being "ejected " from a safe and secure financial plan.
People that go "strapless" may perceive more freedom of movement and may perceive a certain "aesthetic" benefit, yet there's always the possibility of a financial "wardrobe malfunction" eh?
As we approach St. Patrick's Day, should we not be saying "Erin Go BRA-gh"? (cue "homonym alert" and snickers)
"Bragh" of course means "to eternity". A structured settlement can be designed to continue until the end of "your time". Think about it! By all means give up meat for Lent, but don't ditch your structured settlement for St. Patty's Day.
Last updated October 2, 2021