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If you were to ever win half a billion dollars in the lottery, you could either take the money as a lottery annuity settlement, and get annual lottery payments you could use to support yourself or provide some financial stability, or you could take it as a lottery lump sum payout. While an annuity allows you to save money on taxes and prevents you from spending it all, it’s not quite as fun, is it? Who wouldn’t want to get some amazing, extrav (more…)
An annuity will give you an additional source of income, acting as a sort of financial safety net to help support you, but did you know that you can sell annuity payments? While it may seem scary to get rid of your financial safety net, selling your annuity can be a prudent decision. Here are just a few reasons why selling an annuity settlement can be a good idea.
A New Home.
The median cost of a new home as of September 2015 is $296,900, and the average cost is $364,100. That’s a lot. Fortunately, if you have an annuity, you can sell it, and use the money as a down payment. If there’s extra leftover, you can then put that money into the house, and improve it.
A New Vehicle (more…)
Payroll processing can be a tricky thing for any employer to manage, and for a company that has to manage a payroll processing system for employees in another country, the task can be even more difficult! For this reason, many companies operating internationally choose to outsource their payroll program to a payroll service provider — and if you think that it’s not necessary to do this when managing a U.S. business with Canadian employees, here are just a few ways that the two countries differ when it comes to taxes, employment, and payroll processing:
- It’s important to understand that firing an employee in Canada is going to cost your business (more…)
Saving money is a skill that needs to be learned. Sadly, many Americans today are more than a little behind. We live in tumultuous times. It’s not enough to just have vague plans about the future…you need to have a concrete strategy that involves splitting and allocating your funds in the right places to keep [...]
If you hate the cold weather, you might just be in the market for a vacation home to provide you with an escape from it. If this describes you, or if you are simply looking to move full time to a place that might be a little bit more (or a lot a bit more) [...]
Debt is at an all-time high. It’s difficult to find an American adult today that isn’t struggling through some form of debt. One person may be attempting to pay off their credit card, set back thousands of dollars and only sinking further into uncertainty as their fees pile on. Another may find themselves at a [...]
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