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What 25 Years Has Taught Us

It’s been 25 years since J.G. Wentworth first opened for business, and we believe we have much to be proud of. This includes handling approximately 70,000 future payment transactions – valued at over $8 billion– with folks around the country; developing a network of hard-working J.G. Wentworth employees; earning a consistent Better Business Bureau rating of A+; and cementing our status as the #1 nationwide leader in purchasing future structured settlement and annuity payments for cash.

But frankly speaking, these facts and figures tell just part of our story, because they leave out what we believe to be the single most important part of our business: you, our customers. With that in mind, we’d like to share five things we have learned from you over these past 25 years, starting with:

1) Even folks in the best financial situations can face the unexpected

A health crisis or medical emergency, long-term unemployment, a ballooning mortgage or impending foreclosure – these are just a few of the unfortunate events that can cause turmoil among even the financially savviest among us. If any of these events have struck you or a member of your family, there truly is nothing to be ashamed of because you are not alone. Every day, from all around the country, folks reach out to J.G. Wentworth facing one of the situations, and every day it is our privilege to try and help them get the cash they need sooner.

2) College is a great investment, but you shouldn’t have to go broke to pay for it

Another reason folks around the country call us is to pay for their educational expenses or for the educational expenses of a loved one. Make no mistake, college is an amazing investment, and gives most folks their best opportunity to take part in the American Dream. However, it is expensive and can lead to a large amount of student loan debt. It’s extremely important for young people to begin their adult lives with as little debt as possible. Our company offers a great opportunity for folks to pay for college without going broke in the process.

3) Down payments for a house can be hard to come by

Perhaps the biggest reason most folks end up renting instead of buying is that they cannot come up with that initial down payment.  It’s therefore a great privilege for J.G. Wentworth employees to help qualified customers looking for a down payment get that money sooner.

4) Cars aren’t cheap – and don’t last forever

Big ticket items like college or a home are certainly not the only reason so many folks call us. Many have just worn out their old car and need a few thousand dollars or so to make a new automobile purchase. J.G. Wentworth can help them, as well, by offering a partial payment plan in which they sell us just a payment or two, or a portion of payments spread out over time, getting them the money they need now and continuing funds from their structured settlement down the road.

5) There truly is no substitute for financial peace of mind

Last but certainly not least is the following principle we’ve learned over 25 years: you can’t put a price on having financial peace of mind. When we help a customer alleviate a financial situation, and hear from them about how much stress has been lifted off their shoulders, we feel ecstatic and truly transformed – an emotion that simply cannot be measured in dollar signs.

The bottom line: it’s been a genuine privilege serving you these past 25 years; here’s to the next 25 years and beyond. Call us anytime at 877-227-4713.

Nothing above is meant to provide financial, tax, or legal advice. You should meet with appropriate professionals for such services.