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Category: Retirement

10 October 2016, 08:21
There is a lot of planning that goes into retirement, especially from a financial aspect—but have you thought about where you want to spend your retirement? More and more retirees are moving overseas, and it’s easy to see why. From beautiful surroundings to cheap living, the following are some international...
2 June 2016, 08:00
1. You’re beyond bored of your job. Mentally, you’ve already checked out from your job. Like, years ago. via GIPHY 2. Or you hate it so much that it causes you a ton of stress... via GIPHY 3. And it literally makes you sick. via GIPHY 4. You’ve got plenty...
14 July 2015, 06:27
If you are approaching retirement age, you'll soon need to readjust your lifestyle to take into account your future fixed income, which will most likely be based a combination of Social Security benefits, pension/retirement accounts, and lifetime savings. Here is a short list of some United States cities that are...
29 January 2015, 11:08
Most folks think that retiring early is an option for only the wealthy. Yet while the odds of retiring early certainly increase if you 1) created a successful Internet company or 2) became a star professional athlete, the reality is that the prospect of retiring early isn't as far-fetched as...
6 January 2015, 11:42
If you or someone you love is approaching retirement age, it is essential that the right financial plan be put into place – one that will lay a solid foundation for years, even decades, to come. While J.G. Wentworth cannot offer financial advice, today we would like to offer five...
18 November 2014, 02:18
While the word downsize traditionally has a negative connotation – implying that one has to "cut back" because one has somehow failed to handle their finances correctly – the reality for retirees, or for those approaching retirement age, is that downsizing may actually be the wisest decision they can make...
16 September 2014, 11:00
J.G. Wentworth writes often about retirement, encouraging our readers to save wisely and plan for potential retirement expenses. While we cannot offer specific financial advice, today we would like to invite all our readers, regardless of age, to step back and consider the following basic question: how much will I need...
19 August 2014, 11:00
Folks call J.G. Wentworth every day seeking lump sums of cash; many are approaching retirement and confused about the difference between a pension and an annuity. Today's blog will clear up the confusion surrounding these two terms, defining each one and discussing both their similarities and differences. Pensions A pension...
14 August 2014, 11:00
We've written before about the importance of planning for one's retirement and hope all our readers understand how essential it is that they budget for such long-term expenses as healthcare, home and mortgage costs, and taxes on retirement account withdrawals and Social Security benefits. That said, we have yet to tackle...
10 July 2014, 11:00
Inflation is generally defined as an increase in prices due to the declining purchasing value of money. To give just one specific example of the power of inflation, it's why a hamburger at a fast food restaurant that might have cost ten cents 50 years ago now may cost one,...
19 June 2014, 11:00
Like so much else in life, a successful retirement takes years of planning and preparation. However, there are still many people nearing retirement age who have yet to completely think through everything it takes to live their later years comfortably and financially secure. Are your parents in this category? At...
20 May 2014, 11:00
Whether you are an annuity holder approaching the age of 65, or a younger structured settlement recipient considering selling your payments for cash now, your retirement should never be too far out of your thoughts or your long-range plans. Retirement is one of the great rewards of hard work and...
1 May 2014, 11:00
Annuities continue to play a major role in the retirement plans of many Americans. In fact, estimates hold that there are approximately 100 million people in this country who are either currently receiving money from an annuity, or scheduled to receive annuity payments in the future. Are you one of...
17 December 2013, 06:53
Hi folks, J.G. Wentworth here.  Did you know that we may be able to buy payments from your Traditional Individual Retirement Annuity for cash now – and put that money into your pocket? As a reminder, Traditional Individual Retirement Annuities usually do not let you start making what are called...
14 November 2012, 10:30
Hi folks, J.G. Wentworth here. Today we'd like to talk about a topic near and dear to just about everyone's hearts: their retirement. Everyone cares about their retirement. It is something people work and plan for their entire lives. And like other potential income sources – such as savings accounts,...
7 February 2012, 06:44
With millions of Baby Boomers reaching retirement age at the same time, it is becoming quickly apparent that Social Security benefits may not be there for everyone. Without these benefits, some may not be able to reach the dream retirement they had hoped for. For many seniors who kept an...
4 January 2012, 02:47
Hi everyone.  J.G. Wentworth here. I’m continuing my blog series on structured settlement funding versus other ways you can getcash when you need it.  In this particular post, I’m comparing selling some or all of yourstructured settlement payments versus borrowing from your 401(k) plan. Borrowing from your 401(k) Positives: It’s quick.  Sometimes you can...