Many people receiving payments from structured insurance settlements often wish they could get their money in a lump sum amount instead of receiving payments for what seems like forever. However, most do not realize that is a very real option for someone that wants to break free from the periodic payments of a structured settlement. If someone is really interested in selling a structured settlement for a lump sum of cash, there are a few common mistakes they should avoid.
Mistake #1 – Being too Hasty
Being in a hurry is often a bad idea when it comes to financial dealings. It is when we are rushed to complete something that we do not read the fine print and practice our due diligence in a business transaction. The same is true when selling a structured insurance settlement. Do not let the promise of a big check cause you to make rash decisions that are not necessarily in your best interest. In this process, it is better to take your time, research various companies, and choose wisely before you get caught up with a company that does not have your best interest at heart.
Mistake #2 – Wasting the Money from the Sale
Structured insurance settlements are designed to save people from themselves. They are meant to keep people from frivolously spending all of their money and being left with nothing. Show financial responsibility when making decisions with your newfound wealth.
Mistake #3 – Not Educating Yourself
You do not have to know every detail of the process of selling a structured settlement; however, if you have no knowledge, you are likely to be taken for a ride. You have heard the saying, “knowledge is power” – this is true in many realms of life, including selling an insurance settlement. Take the time to know what you are talking about to be sure to get the best deal possible.