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Don McNay
Annuity Consultant & Best Selling Author

Don McNay is an award winning annuity consultant and the Chairman of McNay Settlement Group, one of the world's leading settlement planning and structured settlement consulting firms. He is also the CEO of RRP International Publishing,

Don was a syndicated business columnist from 2006 to 2013 and is a Huffington Post contributor. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Society of Settlement Planners and the National Structured Settlement Trade Association. He served as a Board member and Treasurer for the National Society of Newspaper Columnists.

McNay has written seven bestselling books. He is one of the world's leading authorities on what to do with your money if you win the lottery. McNay has been featured in thousands of media outlets around the world, including the CBS News, Forbes and the New York Times. He has also done extensive radio and television commentary.

McNay is has an undergraduate degree from Eastern Kentucky University and Masters Degrees from Vanderbilt University and the American College. He holds four professional designations and a life member of the Million Dollar Round Table.

He is a member of the Eastern Kentucky University Hall of Distinguished Alumni.

McNay splits time between homes in Central Kentucky and New Orleans. His wife, Karen Thomas McNay, is the President of the Ursuline Academy in New Orleans, the oldest Catholic school and oldest all girls school in the United States.

Entries by Don McNay

Stopping Structured Settlement Predators for Good This Time

(2) Comments | Posted September 2, 2015 | 8:27 PM


"And here I sit so patiently
Waiting to find out what price
You have to pay to get out of
Going through all these things twice"

-- Bob Dylan

"I was there when it happened
And so I guess...

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Hurricane Katrina After the Flood

(0) Comments | Posted August 24, 2015 | 9:21 PM

"Ring out the bells again
Like we did when spring began
Wake me up when September ends"

-Billy Joe Armstrong (Green Day)

With the tsunami of media leading into the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina on Saturday, it seems impossible that an author could come up with...

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My First 5K in 27 Years, After Losing 100 Pounds.

(0) Comments | Posted August 8, 2015 | 4:45 PM


Tonight, tonight, the strip's just right, I want to blow them all out of their heat.
Summer's here and the time in right, for racing in the streets.

-Bruce Springsteen

I've convinced myself all week that I...

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Sheila Hiestand: Hall of Fame Basketball Player to Ironman With 125 lbs Weight Loss in Between

(3) Comments | Posted August 2, 2015 | 12:49 PM


"Play the game, you know you can't quit until it's won
Soldier on, only you can do what must be done
You know in some way you're a lot like me
You're just a prisoner and you're trying to break...

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Becoming a "Brand New Man" after weight loss surgery

(0) Comments | Posted July 21, 2015 | 10:05 AM


"Why me Lord?
What have I ever done?
To deserve even one of the pleasures I've known"

-Kris Kristofferson

I am ecstatic. I've lost over 100 pounds in six and a half months past my gastric sleeve weight...

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Winning in a Race of Life, Death and Renewal

(1) Comments | Posted June 8, 2015 | 12:10 AM


"Tonight, tonight the strip's just right
I wanna blow 'em all out of their seats
Summer's here and the time is right
For goin' racin' in the street"

-Bruce Springsteen

"She told me 'Baby, when you race today

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Moneyball, Lawyers and the Vanderbilt Baseball Mama

(0) Comments | Posted June 1, 2015 | 3:50 PM


Billy Beane: "Where'd you go to school?"
Peter Brand: "Yale. I went to Yale."
Billy Beane: "What'd you study?"
Peter Brand: "Economics. I studied economics."
Billy Beane: "Economics and baseball. You're funny, Pete."
- From the...

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Bankruptcy Judge Joe Lee: Elizabeth Warren Before There Was an Elizabeth Warren

(3) Comments | Posted May 24, 2015 | 10:29 PM


"It's the hammer of justice
It's the bell of freedom
It's a song about love between my
Brothers and my sisters
All over this land"

--Pete Seeger

Look at this biographical summary, and who do you think...

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Annuities, Experts and My Losing 90 Pounds

(0) Comments | Posted May 20, 2015 | 9:37 PM

Shot through the heart and you're to blame You give love a bad name.

-- Bon Jovi

I watched a man give annuities a bad name.

I was in a coffee shop, having breakfast with my daughter, Angela Luhys, on a week...

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Mandina's With Moon Landrieu

(0) Comments | Posted May 6, 2015 | 12:12 PM


"A bottle of red, a bottle of white
It all depends on your appetite
I'll meet you any time you want
In our Italian restaurant"

-Billy Joel

Mandina's on Canal Street in New Orleans seems like a throwback...

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Does God Make House Calls?

(0) Comments | Posted April 25, 2015 | 1:48 PM

The Book: God's House Calls: Finding God Through My Patients by Dr. Jim Roach, M.D. (RRP International Publishing)

"Do you believe in Miracles?"
-Al Michaels (when the United States Olympic Hockey Team defeated Russia in 1980)

"I literally can't...

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Hanging with High Achievers

(0) Comments | Posted March 13, 2015 | 10:22 PM


"You're simply the best
Better than all the rest"

-- Tina Turner

Louisville attorney Nick King, who was considered one of the best trial attorneys in the 1980s in Kentucky, told me that he never really wanted to be "the...

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Dr. Jim Roach -- America's Healer

(4) Comments | Posted March 4, 2015 | 8:33 AM


"There is no reason to be suffering from anything right now if you have access to this guy right here...I literally can't talk highly enough about how much I think you are really doing good stuff in the world." -- Jack Canfield, multiple...

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21-year-old Eastern Ky. University Woman Loses 175 Pounds in 14 Months

(1) Comments | Posted February 23, 2015 | 11:03 PM


"You're the meaning of my life
You're the inspiration"


Elizabeth Whitt, a communications major at Eastern Kentucky University from Richmond, Kentucky, has the maturity of a 40-year-old in the body of a woman who just turned 21. It's a...

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The Fat Shaming Scandal

(0) Comments | Posted February 10, 2015 | 6:49 PM


Sad, so sad
It's a sad, sad situation
And it's getting more and more absurd

Oh it seems to me
That sorry seems to be the hardest word

-- Elton John

Bryn Mawr college apologized. Is that enough? Did...

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My Super Bowl Victory in Weight Loss

(1) Comments | Posted January 31, 2015 | 11:53 PM


Peter Perlman, one of the nations' most acclaimed trial attorneys, and Don McNay

You know we're just strutting' for fun
Strutting' our stuff for everyone.
We're not here to start no trouble.
We're just here to do the Super...

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Helping a Person Live Like They Were Dying

(2) Comments | Posted January 4, 2015 | 3:19 PM


I went sky diving
I went rocky mountain climbing
I went two point seven seconds
On a bull named Fu Man Chu
And I loved deeper and I spoke sweeter
And gave forgiveness I'd been denying


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Prayers, Facebook and Weight Loss

(1) Comments | Posted December 19, 2014 | 8:43 PM


"When people talk to God, it is called prayer. When God talks to people, they call it schizophrenia." -- Dr. Jim Roach in his upcoming book, God's House Calls

"Just like a prayer. Your voice can take me there" -- Madonna


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Picking Experts and the Quest for Great Weight Loss Surgery

(1) Comments | Posted November 28, 2014 | 12:48 PM


They stack the odds, still we take to the street
For the kill with the skill to survive
It's the eye of the tiger, it's the thrill of the fight


BLIS is a fascinating specialty insurance program...

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Impossible Goals and My Quest to Lose 175 Pounds

(8) Comments | Posted November 2, 2014 | 12:14 AM


"If only you believe like I believe, baby
We'd get by
If only you believe in miracles, baby
So would I"

-Jefferson Starship

Motivational gurus like Brian Tracy and Dan Sullivan often describe goal...

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