NSSTA Completes Its Inaugural MSSC Program at Notre Dame

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The National Structured Settlements Trade Association (NSSTA) recently announced the completion of their inaugural Master’s Certificate in Structured Settlement Consulting (MSSC) program, held at and in conjunction with the University of Notre Dame. This program consisted of extensive pre-study, 40 hours of classroom work, and the completion and acceptance of a comprehensive industry research paper. There are only 22 consultants in the country who have achieved the MSSC designation, [...]

What Market Volatility?

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Summary: Structured Settlements offer protection during unpredictable market turbulence. On Friday August 21, the lead story on all the networks was the plummeting US Stock Market. The Dow Jones industrials were down 531 points on concerns that China’s economy is slowing down, the Fed is sending mixed signals on raising interest rates this fall, and oil prices had dropped below the key $40 level for the first time since 2009. [...]

A Crucial Role for Annuity ‘Structures’

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Summary: Given the tax-exempt status and safety of structured annuity settlements, is any post-injury financial plan complete without one. Every year millions of injured Americans confront critically important financial decisions as their personal injury litigation draws to a close. In planning the path forward and beyond their injuries, the stability and security of ongoing, lifelong income from their settlement, judgment or award proceeds becomes absolutely paramount. The money simply needs to last. [...]