by John Darer CLU ChFC MSSC RSP CLTC
Your money or your life? How easy is it to deal with a lump sum settlement? An often cited statistic is that "90% of people have no money left after 5 years" focuses on stereotypical wasteful dissipation.
The failure rate for retirement account withdrawals, when accounts run out of money, using the old "rule of thumb" of 4 percent per year withdrawal rate is as high as 57 percent according to Retiring on CDs Not Viable, by Sheyna Steiner April 17, 2013, for Bankrate.com. Even a 3% withdrawal rate has a more than 20% failure rate for all asset allocations. Steiner observes "... that it may be a very long time before Americans can feel safe in retirement without purchasing a guaranteed income product. She asks "Is this going to be the age of annuities?"
In a fair extrapolation from the retirement study, which appears to be based on a Monte Carlo analysis,
- Structured settlement annuity guarantees are an essential part of the settlement recovery to produce core income
- Structured settlement annuitants should think long and hard about an aggressive sales pitch from a buyer of structured settlement payments teasing them into a discounted lump sum
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