Before the New Year, we did a show on how the fiscal cliff and how it could potentially impact the structured settlement industry and legal clients. Since then, a deal was reached averting a financial crisis for now and has been signed into law by President Obama. In this podcast, Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen and co-host, Bill Wakelee, follow-up with Dr. Christopher Coyne, Economist and Associate Professor of Finance at St. Joseph’s University, on the specifics on the fiscal cliff deal, general reaction and its overall impact on Americans and the structured settlement industry.

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One of the most visible examples of the recent economic crisis, was the U.S. government’s investment in American International Group (AIG). On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes Mary Jane Fortin, president and chief executive officer of American General Life, to discuss how AIG is going about repaying the government. Mary Jane talks about AIG’s strategy and the progress being made and takes a look at American General’s financial strength, structured settlements as a financial part of the portfolio of American General and how the company is performing since the crisis.