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7 February 2017, 04:50
Building a budget is rewarding, but it isn’t always easy. By planning how you’ll spend each dollar in advance, you can increase the chance you’ll end the month with some cash left over that you can save, or spend on something fun like a trip to the movies. For your...
23 January 2017, 05:00
The weather outside may be frightful, but if you’re a home owner, chances are your heating bill is the thing you’re more worried about. Even if you have a moderately sized home, keeping it warm during the winter isn’t cheap. After all, who wants to come home to a cold...
9 January 2017, 01:01
Making a budget and sticking to it is an important step in building a better financial future. Instead of ending the month wondering where your money went, you’ll have a plan for every dollar, eventually having cash left over to save or invest. It’s easy to focus on the negatives...
12 December 2016, 08:00
1. You always have to make excuses when your friends wanna hang out and do things that involve actually spending money… 2. …or you suggest boring activities that won’t cost anything. 3. This is pretty much what your diet consists of. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Every single day. Always. 4. You’ve...
28 November 2016, 07:13
Technology is such a big part of our lives nowadays, and it’s almost impossible to go a day without using it in some way or another. Whether you primarily use technology for work, for socializing, or for entertainment, there’s a good chance that it’s a big part of your life....
7 November 2016, 08:58
Are you getting ready to plan your next vacation? Even if you’re looking to splurge a little, you probably want to save as much money as possible. After all, travel can be expensive, so it’s always great when you can cut costs, yet without sacrificing anything. Whether you’re a novice...
26 September 2016, 07:19
Everyone likes to save money, and when it comes to certain purchases, you could potentially be overpaying. Even when you’re talking about just paying the retail price, there are certain things you should never pay full price for: Groceries If you plan your shopping trips strategically, you’ll almost never need...
19 September 2016, 08:53
If fall is your favorite season, you’re certainly not alone: many people rejoice when the blazingly hot summer days come to an end. If you’re looking for something fun (yet cheap) to do as you welcome autumn, the following are some ideas:   Fruit picking   It will vary widely...
12 September 2016, 07:07
Do you often find that you’re just not saving as much money as you thought you’d be? You’re sticking to a budget, you’re refraining from large and unnecessary purchases, and yet you still aren’t meeting your savings goals. Sometimes, it’s the little purchases that can add up quickly and really...
29 August 2016, 07:06
Summer seems to come and go in a blink of an eye, doesn’t it? With the season coming to an end once again, it’s your last chance to soak up some of that warmer weather. What better way to take advantage of the last few days of summer than with...
18 August 2016, 07:21
Summertime is the perfect time for family vacations, and what makes a better family vacation than Disney World? It is the happiest place on Earth, after all, and offers something for everyone. But did you know that the average family of four will spend roughly $3,000-$4,000 dollars on a four-day...
15 August 2016, 08:15
Summertime and outdoor fun just go hand-in-hand. From barbeques to beach days, to picnics and scenic hikes, nothing beats enjoying the amazing weather by spending the day outside. But what happens when your plans are ruined due to unfavorable weather? Whether it’s a scorching heat wave that makes it impossible...
4 August 2016, 08:00
If you’re looking to purchase a car, you’ll have to plan accordingly; it’s not as simple as walking into a dealership and walking out with something that matches your needs and budget. At least, it’s not quite that simple if you care about getting duped. It’s no secret that car...
27 July 2016, 08:00
The budgets of many folks frequently go out the window come summertime, when the pressure increases to take an extended vacation, and/or partake in other expensive activities like visiting a pricey amusement park or enrolling a child in summer camp. But you don't have to spend a fortune this summer...
13 July 2016, 07:53
Think it's too late to plan a last-minute low-cost summertime vacation? Fortunately, you'd be wrong – especially if you follow one of these seven suggestions on how to plan a terrific post-July 4th trip, starting with: 1) Visit a National Park or Monument From California to Maine, Texas to Michigan,...
6 July 2016, 07:08
The month of July falls in the heart of summer, and is accompanied by a unique combination of seasonal goods and services that smart shoppers can find at reduced prices. Here are just a few: 1) Furniture Major furniture stores begin introducing next year's furniture models in August and early...
18 June 2016, 06:00
Longer days, warmer weather, and endless outdoor fun—it’s no wonder that summer is a season that is beloved by so many. If you’ve been anxiously awaiting for the return of summer, your wait is almost over: summer 2016 officially begins on June 20th. If you’re ready to welcome the change...
17 June 2016, 05:08
Father’s Day is quickly approaching and you have yet to get anything yet for dad. The panic has started to sink in. Reluctantly, you’ve decided that you’ll just keep it easy and simple since it’s so last minute, and you’ll just get him a tie. Again. Just like last year....
7 May 2016, 08:00
It’s one thing if you’ve got a shopping habit that you just can’t kick or that “quick trip” to a department store turns into a five-hour endeavor. But sometimes, you could be wasting money without even realizing it. The following are just some ways that you could be overspending way...
30 April 2016, 08:00
Do you need to save up some money quickly? Everyone has their own reasons if there’s a sudden need for cash, and the following tips can help you to save some extra money fast: 1. Sell things via GIPHY Whether you have a lot of junk around your home that...
28 April 2016, 08:00
Monthly bills: They usually can’t be avoided, and sometimes adulting isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. If you’re overwhelmed with all of the different bills you’ve got to take care of each month, you’re certainly not alone: 1. You know you've grown up when opening the mail isn't fun...
27 April 2016, 08:00
Looking for some great summertime fun that won't cost a fortune? Here are some terrific ideas for both singles and families with children looking to enjoy the summer without breaking the bank. Check out free events Local museums, parks, and libraries usually offer a wide range of fun low-cost activities...
25 April 2016, 08:00
The end-of-spring season brings its own combination of goods and services that savvy shoppers can find at reduced prices. Here are just a few: Camping equipment Summer is just around the corner, and with it comes the kickoff of camping season at parks around the country. To entice campout enthusiasts,...
21 April 2016, 08:00
1. Opting for retail therapy whenever you have a problem, instead of just regular therapy. via Giphy     2. Gambling. And then losing, and then gambling your rent money to try and get back that money you lost. And then losing again. via Giphy     3. Charging on...
16 April 2016, 08:00
Just about everyone likes to delay unpleasant tasks for as long as possible—after all, why would you want to clean your house or take care of boring errands when you can take a nap instead? Procrastinating from time to time likely won’t result in anything terrible, but when it comes...
1 April 2016, 08:00
Whether you’re looking to get rid of some unwanted junk after you’ve done your spring cleaning and make some extra cash, or you want to save some money, everyone loves a good yard sale. Just for fun, we compiled some photos of hilarious yard sale signs, guaranteed to make you...
16 March 2016, 08:00
1. When ya paycheck and tax returns all hit your bank account on the same day pic.twitter.com/eXdUqcXGaF — RAS (@AirReezy) March 3, 2016     2.  *Gets paycheck* Me: I'm gonna save my money and get something nice. Me:*spends the whole paycheck on food* — |Miranda hurley| (@HurleyMiranda) March 3,...
14 March 2016, 08:00
For most of us, now is the time when the annual New Year's resolution to stay in shape starts to fall by the wayside. But it doesn't have to be with these eight ways to stay in shape without spending a fortune, starting with: Try different gyms and health clubs...
9 March 2016, 08:00
Just as with hair and makeup care, the subject of our previous blog, when it comes to clothing you always want to look your best. But many women worry that they just don't have the money to build their personal and professional wardrobe up to the level they want it...
7 March 2016, 08:00
While hair care and makeup products can be expensive, there are some strategies you can adopt that will help you look beautiful without breaking the bank. Here are six ways to look your best on a budget: Go coupon hunting for beauty products Most folks associate coupons with groceries and...
19 February 2016, 08:00
Want to make sure you are stretching your dollars the farthest when you shop for groceries? Considering how often most of us go grocery shopping, the reality is that even a little bit saved each week could add up to hundreds, even potentially thousands, of dollars over the course of...
17 February 2016, 08:00
If you have a hard time throwing things away and to the point where nobody wants to visit you at a home anymore, you may just be a hoarder. Hoarders often have a hard time when it comes to letting go, and other times, it can just be downright laziness....
29 January 2016, 08:00
January offers its own share of unique goods and services you can find at reduced prices. Here are just a few: Television sets With Christmas sales over, and Super Bowl Sunday just around the corner, January brings some great deals on big-screen TVs. Discounts on tax return filings While most...
25 January 2016, 08:00
Are you thinking about planning a trip? As you budget for various expenses, bear in mind that many hotels these days tack on extra fees that many people don’t anticipate. You might need to pay them as you finalize your booking, or when you’re checking out. You can often find...
22 January 2016, 08:00
If you've never made a monthly budget before, the task can seem daunting. But it's also worth it; in fact, just about all personal finance experts draw a straight line between creating and sticking to a budget and building long-term financial security. Fortunately, creating a personal budget does not have...
8 January 2016, 08:00
If you would like to join in the spirit of giving this holiday season but find yourself short of cash, today's blog is for you. It's a list of some of the best online sites devoted to helping folks sell their extra belongings for cash. So if you have specific...
1 January 2016, 08:00
Feeling overwhelmed by the holidays? With all the shopping, cooking, family gathering, and party planning, it would be no surprise if holiday stress was taking its toll on your mind and body. Here are seven low-cost ways to destress during the holidays so it truly can be the most wonderful...
23 December 2015, 08:18
If you’re worried about how you'll be able to keep the children entertained Christmas morning after they've played with all their presents, today's blog is for you. Here are eight budget-conscious ways for your whole family to have a truly great Christmas Day. Watch some classic Christmas movies From Miracle...
22 December 2015, 08:00
Food is just one of those expenses that we can’t avoid, and the cost of your grocery bill can quickly add up, especially if you have a large family. But why pay full price all the time for your favorite products when you don’t have to? The following are some...
3 December 2015, 12:27
Is there space on your winter calendar for a vacation, but price concerns are holding you back? They don't have to if you follow these seven tips on planning a great winter vacation on a budget, starting with: 1) Consider a wide range of destination options Most vacationers think about...
1 December 2015, 07:52
Make no mistake, you can have a truly memorable and meaningful Christmas holiday without burying yourself in a pile of debt. In its purest form, Christmas is a holiday that genuinely values quality over quantity, and in that spirit, here are six ways you can celebrate the holiday with friends...
26 November 2015, 12:56
As you celebrate this year's Thanksgiving with beloved family and friends, we thought now would be a great time to ask you to consider the many Thanksgivings you have ahead. Have you begun planning for your retirement, and done everything you need to do so as to be comfortable in...
21 November 2015, 01:04
It’s that time of year once again—the holidays are right around the corner. As you create your holiday shopping list, you might have some difficulties when it comes to deciding what to get for people. But there is one gift that can work for every single person on your holiday...
19 November 2015, 02:01
Did you know you can create a truly memorable Thanksgiving holiday for family and friends without spending a fortune? It's not as hard as you might think – especially after you strategize some low-cost alternatives for the essentials: the food, the decorations, and the activities. 1) Feast on a budget...
10 November 2015, 07:38
Did you know November is considered one of the best months to save money on a wide variety of purchases? Here's a list of seven types of items you can find at reduced prices, starting with: 1) Anything Halloween-related The list of Halloween-related goods you can find at reduced prices...
7 November 2015, 02:36
Whether you’re just paying your monthly bills or making a purchase, it can be easy to overlook some of the miscellaneous fees and charges that can be rolled into the total cost of something. Because some of these additional fees can be minimal or not openly advertised, in a way,...
6 November 2015, 05:05
Penny-pinching is a good way to keep your budget on track and save more money, but when it comes to certain things, being cheap might actually work against you. Sticking with a frugal lifestyle could also mean not skimping on some of the following, which could actually cost you more...
5 November 2015, 08:41
Are you taking advantage of all the benefits offered to you by your employer? We hope so, as these benefits can add hundreds, thousands, even tens of thousands of dollars to your lifetime savings. Here are five ways to make sure you're maximizing your benefits at work, starting with: 1)...
3 November 2015, 02:44
There are almost 14 million single parents in the United States today, and many struggle to keep themselves and their families financially afloat. Fortunately, single parents do have a wide range of financial assistance resources available to them, including resources in the following five key categories: 1) Assistance in obtaining...
30 October 2015, 08:29
Tipping remains a controversial topic, and there is often much debate about how much you should tip and when. To simplify things, more and more restaurants are even adding gratuity charges automatically to customers’ bills, making it a requirement. But beyond restaurants, it can be confusing to know when you’re...
23 October 2015, 06:56
If you’re a bargain shopper, you’re likely one of millions who participate in Black Friday shopping—But is Black Friday shopping really all it’s cracked up to be? Before leaving the Thanksgiving table early this year, consider some of the following: Black Friday isn’t always the best time to go shopping...
13 October 2015, 07:39
October is known nationwide as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and with one in eight women around the country under threat from this insidious disease, we thought now would be the perfect time to remind folks how to find the right health insurance plan at a reasonable cost. Here are six...
9 October 2015, 01:23
We're less than four weeks away from Halloween – one of J.G. Wentworth's favorite holidays – and if you think you have to spend lots of money to truly enjoy the day, we'd like to scare you straight! Here are five ways to celebrate Halloween without breaking the bank. 1)...
27 August 2015, 06:45
Here's the bad news: we're nearing the end of summer and Labor Day is less than two weeks away. But the good news is you still have a chance to have some good old-fashioned summertime fun in ways that won't break your bank. Here are our eight favorite options: 1)...
22 July 2015, 02:13
If you're a new parent, there's a lot to think about. And in between feedings, diaper changes, nap times, anxious calls to the pediatrician, and your own desperately needed sleep, saving money is frequently the last thing on your mind. But it doesn't have to be. Here at J.G. Wentworth,...
1 July 2015, 08:23
It's July 4th this weekend, 239 years since our Founding Fathers adopted the Declaration of Independence and announced the birth of this amazing country. To celebrate the independent spirit that makes us Americans, here are seven great ways to enjoy the Fourth of July while keeping costs low – and...
18 June 2015, 07:15
Father's Day is less than a week away – have you thought yet about what you might get for good old dad? Here's the good news: what makes Father's Day gift-giving so unique is that most fathers are actually pleased when you give them a gift that involves thoughtfulness and...
4 June 2015, 08:41
Did you know that June is the month of choice for brides and grooms to tie the knot? In their honor, we thought today's blog would also be the perfect time for J.G. Wentworth to list these seven tips on how to plan a truly beautiful and memorable wedding on...
27 May 2015, 08:23
With Memorial Day now behind us, and the official start of summer only weeks away, we thought today would be the perfect time to begin thinking about vacation plans. Here are seven ways to plan ahead and save money on a great summer vacation. 1) Give yourself multiple destination options...
5 May 2015, 05:07
With less than a week to go until Mother's Day, you may be just about to call the florist and order your annual bouquet of flowers. But why not try something different this year – something that is not only less expensive but also uniquely from you? Here are five...
23 April 2015, 11:21
In a recent blog, we proposed that it was never too early to start planning a vacation, especially during those summer months when airline fares and hotel rates are usually at their highest. In that spirit, here is a list of our six favorite tips on planning for an absolutely...
21 April 2015, 11:04
For most folks, spring cleaning involves emptying out your garage of winter supplies, decluttering your home, and throwing out anything unwanted you had lying around; the goal is to welcome in the spring season by clearing away the old and starting fresh. But what if there was a way to...
16 April 2015, 11:22
Did you know that the average tax refund in this country in 2014 was $2696? To celebrate this average windfall – not to mention celebrating the end of this year's tax season altogether – we thought we'd come up with some recommendations for what to do with this money. Here...
14 April 2015, 09:01
With the 2015 tax filing deadline just one day away, we thought we'd go over some last-minute tax filing tips you should consider before submitting your tax return. Information herein is not intended as tax advice, and we strongly recommend that you research your own tax situation and/or consult with...
18 March 2015, 03:05
At the start of the year, we posted seven important yet practical resolutions we urged you to make to get 2015 started on the right financial footing. Today, with a quarter of the year almost gone, we thought we'd check in on those resolutions and find out how you're doing....
12 February 2015, 11:34
Looking to save money this Valentine's Day while still having a romantic time with your special other? Whether you are in a long-term relationship, or in the throes of a new romance, here are 7 great Valentine's Day activities that are sure to strengthen the bond between you and your...
27 January 2015, 11:18
If you're like many of our employees here at J.G. Wentworth, your pets are parts of your family, and you couldn't imagine life without them. In today's blog, we want to reinforce that love by offering our suggestions on how to take great care of pets – without spending a...
13 January 2015, 11:09
Now more than ever, selecting the right health insurance plan – one that both protects your health, and won't bury you in debt should medical emergencies arise – can quickly become an overwhelming task. Today we thought we would try and simplify this decision by laying out some suggestions that...
30 December 2014, 10:41
Did you know that many experts consider the days immediately after Christmas to be among the best shopping periods of the year? That's because on December 26th retailers face tremendous pressure to sell many of the goods they couldn't sell over the holiday season. To take advantage of these sales...
16 December 2014, 11:17
In a recent blog, we discussed some terrific options for those looking to take a break from materialism this holiday season, and how they could spend time instead of money on gifts. One of the options we discussed was for friends and family to volunteer together to help the needy...
11 December 2014, 11:12
Over the last few weeks, there's certainly been lots of talk about shopping for the holidays. Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Christmas shopping sales… Is it just us or does it sometimes feel like the focus of the season is more and more on the gifts people are expected to buy...
25 November 2014, 11:13
If you're hosting friends and family this Thanksgiving for the annual feast, you'll want to create a memorable meal for everyone to enjoy, and part of that experience is dining at a beautifully decorated table. But what most Thanksgiving hosts don't realize – and what none of your guests need...
20 November 2014, 02:32
Black Friday is traditionally the busiest shopping day of the year – and offers numerous opportunities to take advantage of some truly terrific bargains offered by stores across the country. Unfortunately, far too many shoppers truly take advantage of all the bargains available, and end up spending far more than...
13 November 2014, 02:59
With the winter holiday season fast approaching, we thought we would take a look at some tips that will help you take a great vacation this Christmas season – while still having money left over to put presents under the tree! Here are our five tips for traveling this winter...
23 October 2014, 03:49
It happens every Halloween in just about every neighborhood in the country: someone on your street creates an extravagant, over-the-top, special-effect laden haunted house that ends up the talk of the block for the next 12 months. Think that can't be your house this year because you might not have...
7 October 2014, 05:28
Want to get away on a fall vacation without spending too much? Today's blog from J.G. Wentworth offers seven travel options perfect for anyone looking to get away and enjoy the autumn season without breaking the bank. 1) Watch the fall colors change Whether you're on the East Coast in...
11 September 2014, 11:00
For some folks the question gets asked each and every month bills come in the mail: Why can't I make a firm budget – and then stick to it? J.G. Wentworth talks to thousands of folks around the country with cash troubles, and many face debt obligations that might have...
2 September 2014, 11:00
Are you one of those people who has a hard time keeping a close eye on your finances? If the answer is yes, you're not alone. Life moves so fast nowadays, and the bills and monthly obligations come from so many sources, that it's no surprise how many of us...
24 July 2014, 11:00
Our most recent blog offered our first set of tips on what to do when facing an exorbitant medical bill from a hospital, physician, or other medical provider. These tips included negotiating the medical bill down, creating a payment plan, and looking into payment alternatives such as hospital and government-sponsored financial...
22 July 2014, 11:00
If you have been sent a medical bill that you cannot afford, you may feel like you have no options. Don't panic! In today's blog – the first of two parts – we'd like to talk about some options you may have in the face of exorbitant medical bills, starting...
1 July 2014, 11:00
With summer officially upon us, and July 4th just days away, we thought it would be a great time to talk about how to host a barbecue on a budget. Fortunately, there are a number of great ways to "grill" the day away outdoors with friends and family, without it...
10 June 2014, 11:00
A recent blog suggested seven ways to enjoy a great summertime "staycation" without leaving your home city. Today, J.G. Wentworth would like to turn our attention to those travel buffs among us who just have to get away - but also don't want to break the bank. Here are six tips...
29 May 2014, 11:00
Did you know that June is the most popular month for weddings? - With August running a very close second? Since peak marriage season is just around the corner, we'd like to take some time today to offer some suggestions on how to enjoy being a guest at a wedding,...
15 May 2014, 11:00
For over 20 years, J.G. Wentworth has specialized in offering lump-sum payments of cash for structured settlement or annuity payments, earning a Better Business Bureau rating of A+ in the process. Unfortunately, some of the folks who call our company are deeply in debt, and looking to make their way out of this...
13 May 2014, 11:00
Most of us have heard the adage, "Start saving young." But do enough young graduates understand why it's so important? At J.G. Wentworth, we talk to young people around the country, many looking to put money in their pocket now in exchange for all or a portion of their future structured settlement...
8 May 2014, 11:00
It's coming close to that time of year again, the season we've all been waiting for: summer! Here at J.G. Wentworth, one of the largest and most trusted purchasers of future structured settlement and annuity payments in the country, we know how budget conscious most of our fellow citizens are....
25 March 2014, 11:00
Hi folks, J.G. Wentworth here. It's that time of the year again - tax time - and in today's blog we'd like to offer our tips on how best to prepare for filing taxes. The old adage "a penny saved is a penny earned" is never more true than during...
18 March 2014, 11:00
Hi folks, J.G. Wentworth here with a special blog on charity. At J.G. Wentworth, the nationwide leader in purchasing structured settlement and annuity payments for cash, we know how hard our customers work for their money. Yet we also know how fundamentally kind they are, and how many of our...
6 March 2014, 11:14
Hi folks, J.G. Wentworth here. As one of the nationwide leaders in purchasing future structured settlement or annuity payments for cash, we know how hard our customers work to make every dollar count. With that in mind, here's a list of some great sites we've used over the years to...
13 February 2014, 11:56
Hi folks, J.G. Wentworth here. Did you know Presidents' Day began in 1879 by an Act of Congress, and that it was originally created to honor our first president, George Washington? Even if you weren't aware of the holiday's origins, most people know that Presidents' Day comes every year on...
11 February 2014, 11:41
Hi folks, J.G. Wentworth here with thoughts on how to enjoy Valentine's Day with your loved one without spending a fortune - and without looking cheap either!  Here are seven inexpensive ways to have a great Valentine's Day, starting with: 1) Make your own 'fancy' meal If you are tired...
6 February 2014, 11:01
Hi folks, J.G. Wentworth here. According to Time magazine, here is a list of some of the most common New Year's resolutions: – Lose weight and get fit – Quit smoking – Be less stressed – Spend more time with family – Get out of debt and save money –...
30 January 2014, 11:20
Hi folks, J.G. Wentworth here. Want to throw a Super Bowl party on a budget? Here are six great tips to enjoy football, friends and food this Sunday without it causing too much damage to your bottom line. 1) Make it a potluck You cook the main dish; let your...
12 December 2013, 02:05
Hi folks, J.G. Wentworth here. With less than 21 days to the start of the New Year, we thought now would be the perfect time to begin thinking about how to make 2014 profitable and prosperous for you and your loved ones. Here are our 5 essential tips on how...
3 December 2013, 05:20
Hi folks, J.G. Wentworth here. It's that time of the year again: holiday shopping season! Here at J.G. Wentworth – the nationwide leader in offering a lump-sum of cash for the sale of structured settlement or annuity payments – we understand the value of each and every hard-earned dollar. That's...
21 November 2013, 02:24
Are you hosting family and friends this Thanksgiving and want a delicious, memorable meal without it costing you an arm and a leg? Here are five great tips on how to have a big holiday meal on a small budget, beginning with: 1) Buy the basics in bulk – because...
7 November 2013, 02:38
Hi folks, J.G. Wentworth here with some great ways to enjoy the crisp fall weather before winter begins. Here are seven of our favorite low-cost fall activities, beginning with: 1) Apple picking Autumn is an amazing time for apple picking. The leaves are falling and full of color, the air...
8 October 2013, 02:07
Hi folks, J.G. Wentworth here. Halloween is coming up - one of our most favorite dates on the calendar - and in honor of this terrifically fun day, J.G. Wentworth has come up with our list of five great low-cost ways to enjoy the holiday. So if you're just like...
12 September 2013, 04:16
Hi folks, J.G. Wentworth here.  It is football time around the country, and for many folks the joys of a Saturday or Sunday afternoon hanging out at a football stadium go far beyond watching the actual game. We're talking, of course, about that amazing American tradition known as tailgating, where...
27 August 2013, 01:57
Hi folks, J.G. Wentworth here with 5 great low-cost ways to celebrate this year’s Labor Day weekend. 1) Check out all last minute online Labor Day travel deals The Internet is absolutely loaded this year with amazing opportunities for travel deals over Labor Day.  Priceline, Hotwire, Orbitz, and Expedia are...
30 July 2013, 02:17
Hi folks, J.G. Wentworth here. Has this summer's latest heat wave left you drained? Do you find yourself listless or bored - stuck in a mid-summer malaise from which you can't escape? If the answer to either question is yes, you are not alone. Many folks these days are suffering...
3 July 2013, 04:24
Hi folks, J.G. Wentworth here. On July 4th, 1776, a rather incredible thing happened: a small group of men from separate colonies joined together to proclaim their country's independence from an unfair king, and a new democracy was born. Of course that was just the beginning of the struggles the...
1 May 2013, 06:00
Hi folks, J.G. Wentworth here. If you love your pets as much as we do, we know you'll do just about anything to make sure they are happy, healthy, and thriving. Here are five great ways to take amazing care of your pets without costing yourself an arm and a...
22 April 2013, 10:00
Hi folks, J.G. Wentworth here. Do you have a secure grasp of both your current and long-term financial situation? Do you understand not just how much debt you currently owe, but also how financially secure you will be upon your retirement? At J.G. Wentworth, the nation's largest structured settlement and...
8 April 2013, 04:35
Hi folks, J.G. Wentworth here. Most of us take time at the start of this season to do some essential spring cleaning. We go through our closets and crawlspaces, throw out our old and unwanted stuff, and generally de-clutter our home. But right now is also a great time to...
3 April 2013, 10:00
Hi folks, J.G. Wentworth here.  With "spring having sprung", many of us are about to start the annual task of spring cleaning. Did you know you could both de-clutter your house and make money at the same time? Here are six ways to turn some of your unwanted "stuff" –...
19 March 2013, 08:09
Hi folks, J.G. Wentworth here. We know what you're thinking: Spring hasn't even officially started yet – isn't it a bit too early to even be considering summer vacation plans? Actually, it isn't – especially if you're like so many of J.G. Wentworth's customers, who love squeezing the most value...
14 March 2013, 08:56
Hi folks, J.G. Wentworth here. Who doesn't love saving money? We sure do. Just like our customers, who love squeezing value out of every dollar, nothing makes us happier than finding a great product at a great price. With that in mind, in today's blog we thought we'd take a...
5 March 2013, 10:03
(Please note that the information herein is not intended as tax advice. You should consult with a tax professional about your particular tax situation.) Hi folks, J.G. Wentworth here. While a recent blog provided a list of common tax deductions no one should miss, today we'd like to offer seven...
19 February 2013, 06:21
(Note: Information herein is not intended as tax advice. You should consult with a tax professional about your particular tax situation) Hi folks, J.G. Wentworth here with some common deductions and credits people forget to list on their tax forms - deductions that can sometimes translate to savings of hundreds...
4 February 2013, 08:34
Hi folks, J.G. Wentworth here. Valentine's Day is fast approaching - and with it, a dramatic increase in people's blood pressure readings around the country. We're not entirely joking, by the way. The stress that comes with trying to give your loved one a special Valentine's Day can be tremendous...
31 January 2013, 06:43
Hi folks, J.G. Wentworth here. In our ongoing efforts to help our valued customers stretch their hard-earned dollars as far as they can go, today's blog will focus on one of those monthly occurrences that tend to drive people a bit crazy: opening their cell phone bill. So if you...
21 January 2013, 09:59
Hi folks, J.G. Wentworth here with a rather surprising fact: did you know that approximately $800 million in lottery winnings went unclaimed last year? That's right - $800 million in winning lottery tickets purchased around the country were never cashed in. Could some of that money be yours? The trick...
4 January 2013, 10:39
Hi folks, J.G. Wentworth here. As a company that helps people get upfront cash out of their structured settlement or annuity payments, we know how to squeeze value out of every dollar. With that in mind, here are five great ways to use coupons to possibly save hundreds, even thousands...
2 January 2013, 02:01
It's that time of year again, the time when we reflect on the year that's passed – and resolve to make next year even better. Lose weight. Exercise more. Stop smoking, or drinking. Spend more time with family and friends. These are just some of the most common resolutions people...
12 December 2012, 04:45
Hi folks, J.G. Wentworth here. While folks around the country mostly know J.G. Wentworth as the place to get cash now for structured settlement or annuity payments, we are also a company that truly understands the value of a hard-earned dollar. We know how important it is for our customers...
6 December 2012, 10:38
Hi folks, J.G. Wentworth here. It's coming up on that time again – when families around the country gather together to celebrate the joyful holiday season and welcome in the New Year. But let's be honest - not everything about the holidays is a pure joy. Take traveling, for instance....
21 November 2012, 09:26
Hi folks, J.G. Wentworth here. Did you know that Black Friday is just around the corner? This is the day after Thanksgiving when retailers around the country kick off the holiday shopping season by offering major sales, promotions, and discounts to millions of shoppers around the country. It is, by...
15 October 2012, 09:43
With Halloween just around the corner, we thought we'd have a little bit of fun in today's blog by offering ideas for some great homemade Halloween costumes. These costume ideas are great for trick-or-treaters young and old – and perfect for anyone looking to celebrate Halloween without spending too much. ...
16 August 2012, 06:15
Hi folks, J.G. Wentworth here. Most folks know us as the company that helps people get lump sums of cash for their structured settlement or annuity payments. And while that's a reputation were extremely proud to have, the truth is that as a financial company, we are also pretty good...
2 August 2012, 06:32
Hi folks, J.G. Wentworth here to talk about one of the world's greatest events: the Olympic Games. Every two years, 10,000 plus athletes from over 200 countries gather for one of the greatest sports competitions the world has ever known. They are men and women who have dedicated their lives...
17 May 2012, 10:06
Hi folks, JG Wentworth here, with a question: Is it possible for a person to be able to expect the unexpected? It seems like a simple question, of course. But answering it turns out not to be so easy. That's because the expression "expecting the unexpected" is what is known...
9 February 2012, 06:43
Hi folks, J.G. Wentworth here. Last night while I was watching TV at home, I saw a commercial about how to spend your tax return money this year. Many people will put it towards a big purchase they want to make or use it to pay down their debt. But,...
23 November 2010, 02:48
Hi everyone. J.G. Wentworth here. I know that the holiday shopping season is officially here when we send out our annual promotion just before Thanksgiving. It’s our way of giving friends and family a little lift around the holidays. We’re serious about spreading some cheer as everyone who calls in...
23 September 2010, 02:54
Hi everyone.  J.G. Wentworth here. I’d like to talk to you for a little bit about a favorite subject of mine:  Thrift. Bear in mind that since starting the company in 1992, we’ve advanced cash to more than 50,000 customers for their structured settlement andannuity payment streams.  And during the course of a transaction, we get...
2 September 2010, 03:00
Hi everyone. J.G. Wentworth here. These are amazing times we are living in. Never in my memory – and that’s a long time – can I recall interest rates this low. It’s like money is on sale. Never before have we been able to give away more money for payment...
20 July 2010, 06:07
Hi everyone. J.G. Wentworth here. In my last post I talked about a subject near and dear to me: financial literacy and laid out the basic building blocks. Now I want to talk about one of those building blocks – budgeting – in a little more detail. Really, budgeting is...
15 July 2010, 03:26
Hi everyone.  J.G. Wentworth here. Let me share with you a subject that is near and dear to my heart.  This subject is financial literacy.  I think to function in this world effectively, we’ve all got to have a handle on some basic financial concepts and skills.  The term financial literacy is a big...
13 July 2010, 03:05
Hi everyone. J.G. Wentworth here. If you’re in a financial pinch, a loan is a great thing. That is if you can afford to repay it. To see if someone can repay a loan, I like to borrow a trick from commercial banking. When a company borrows money, the banks...