Which is better: Cash up front or payments over time?

Use this calculator to help determine whether you are better off receiving a lump sum payment and investing it yourself or receiving equal payments over time from a third party.
Cash Up Front Information
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Potential return on investment (similar risk) (%)help
Payment Information
Compounding frequency 
Annual payment amount ($) 
Annual increase in payments (%) 
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