Congratulations! You've just hit the jackpot! You're due a sum of money that comes with an impressive number of zeros. Now comes the bigger question, do you want the money in installments or in one big old lump sum?
Although you may fantasize about winning the lottery, you probably aren't prepared to deal with most pressing question that comes with this type of financial fortune: to lump or not lump?
No one knows better than a personal injury attorney how long the road can be between accident and settlement or judgment for your clients. If one of your clients is dealing with financial difficulties resulting from their injuries, they may seek your help in obtaining a lawsuit loan – a loan based on the settlement or judgement that they're likely to receive when the case is over, instead of on their credit record and personal financial history.
Being asked to be a bridesmaid is truly an honor. However, it can also be very, very expensive. According to CNN, it will typically cost a bridesmaid about $1,695 to be in a wedding. That number includes but is not limited to the cost of traveling, outfits and wedding and shower gifts. Being a bridesmaid could even force you into temporary debt if, say, the bride and groom decide upon a destination wedding on some far-flung island.