Do You Need a Financial Advisor To Help Manage Your Lump Sum Payout?

Here is a fact: very few people have any idea of how best to handle sudden, large sums of money.

We’ve all have heard stories of how some lottery winners find that instead of their dreams coming true after they cash in a winning ticket, they instead wind up broke and in debt because they didn’t know how to deal with their new-found wealth.

That doesn’t have to happen to you. If you do come into a windfall of cash, you might consider setting up a structured settlement or an annuity. One of the advantages of a structured settlement or annuity payments is the built-in protections it offers to help you use your money wisely. By distributing regular payments in relatively small installments over a period of time, it prevents the recipient from running through the money due to a lack of financial experience.

Ideally, you should have definite goals and solid objectives in place before you consider selling structured settlements or annuity payments for a lump sum payout. Usually, these goals include:

  • Paying off debt
  • Purchasing a home
  • Starting a business
  • Taking advantage of an investment opportunity
  • Setting up a trust fund for family members
  • Financing a college education

Even if you do have a clear plan for your lump sum payment, it’s still a good idea to enlist some professional guidance. A certified public accountant (one who is not a personal friend or relative) is your best first choice. If you can find one who is also a licensed to practice law, so much the better.  Someone with dual credentials like that may not come cheap – but his or her services can be well worth it.  Consider it an investment in your financial future.

About Us

The Covered Bridge Capital (CBC) brand was founded in 2004 with the mission of assisting individuals who are receiving structured settlement payments over time from court awards, insurance settlements, and other types of annuity payouts. Since then, our knowledgeable professionals have helped hundreds of clients to unlock the value of future payments and turn them into immediate cash.


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Do You Need a Financial Advisor To Help Manage Your Lump Sum Payout?
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