Life often takes unexpected turns. Financial crises happen to most people and cash flow problems can snowball to a financial catastrophe. For example, if you’re behind on mortgage payments, it could mean losing your home. If you lose your home, you would still be required to pay rent at another residence.
If you have a structured settlement or other type of annuity, should you sell it? It depends on a number of factors, including other assets or sources of income, the risk you stand to lose if a financial crisis is not averted, and what you stand to gain if sold.
Finding a marketplace to sell your annuity
As with any other commodity, you need to find a marketplace for your annuity. Unlike selling a car, you probably will not find many buyers through Ebay, your local newspaper or Craigslist. Most financial companies interested in purchasing it won’t be looking at those sources.
There are companies that advertise to purchase your annuity, and some may offer you a decent price. But in those cases, you are often given a take it or leave it offer. The more companies that know you are selling an annuity the better, and the more offers you receive, the higher price you will be offered.
QuoteMeAPrice.com provides a marketplace for your annuity or structured settlement. It brings ready, willing and able buyers together with those who need to sell, and are ready to offer cash for either a full settlement or partial settlement. QuotemeaPrice.com does the legwork of finding these buyers for you.
Knowing the worth of your annuity
If you decided to sell your car, you wouldn’t attempt to put a price on it without obtaining a blue book value. Though the selling price of the car may or may not be equal to the blue book value, you at least obtain an informed price as to the marketplace. Understanding what your annuity is potentially worth will allow you to make an informed decision on whether to sell, and if so, the offer you are willing to accept.
With an annuity, the price you receive is not simply a matter of adding up all remaining payments. This is because the remaining payments will be paid out over a number of years. Companies willing to purchase annuities will apply a discount factor against the price of the annuity, taking into consideration the interest they would be earning if their money was invested elsewhere.
There are annuity calculators available for getting an estimate of the present value of your annuity. If you need assistance in determining the value, consider contacting your attorney, accountant, or tax preparer. Or better yet, contact Quotemeaprice.com to get an idea of the present value of your annuity.
Require full disclosure of the sale terms from any buyer
Most states have enacted the Model State Structured Settlement Protection Act in one form or another. First and foremost, the Structured Settlement Protection Act requires full disclosure of all terms of the proposed sale, including the number of payments, the discount rate used by the company and any charges applied for breach of the agreement.
In some cases, independent legal or financial advice is required. Insist that any buyer comply with the Structured Settlement Protection Act
Selling your annuity or structured settlement may be able to protect other assets of yours and may be able to stop a financial crisis before it begins. Knowing your rights as a seller and obtaining the most bidders available through Quotemeaprice.com are invaluable tools to insure the best price in the marketplace is obtained.
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