Mon.Jul 26, 2021

Task(s) at Hand: Tools for Managing Your Practice Responsibilities

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

Most attorneys feel overwhelmed by everything they need to do. Especially for solo and small firm lawyers, this can be crushing. It helps to take a step back, redefine your goals, reset your tasks, and focus on what you need to do now.

Judge Dismisses Six Hunstein Cases for Lack of Standing

Account Recovery

In one fell swoop on Friday, a District Court judge in New York dismissed six Hunstein cases for lack of standing, ruling that a recent Supreme Court decision “casts significant doubt on the continued viability of Hunstein” cases, but giving the plaintiffs time to amend their complaints, either in federal or state court.

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6 Times Short-Term Life Insurance Is a Good Idea

Nerd Wallet

With COVID-19 shutdowns easing across the country, many Americans are finding themselves in a time of transition. If you’re switching jobs, working on your health or trying to pay off a debt, a short-term life insurance policy could cover you until your situation changes.

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Compliance Digest – July 26

Account Recovery

I’m thrilled to announce that Bedard Law Group is the new sponsor for the Compliance Digest. Bedard Law Group, P.C. – Compliance Support – Defense Litigation – Nationwide Complaint Management – Turnkey Speech Analytics.

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Low Home Appraisal? What to Do if You Suspect Discrimination

Nerd Wallet

As interest rates fell and home prices rose last year, Carlette Duffy of Indianapolis applied to refinance her mortgage and got a gut-punch of a surprise when the appraisal came in. Duffy estimated her home was worth $185,000, but the appraisal ordered by the lender valued her home at $125,000.

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Judge Grants MSJ for Plaintiff in FDCPA Case Over Mis-Stated Debt in Letter

Account Recovery

A District Court judge in New York has granted a plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment in a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act case, but awarded the plaintiff only $500 in damages because of mitigating circumstances, after the defendant was accused of overstating the amount that was owed.

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Daily Digest – July 26. Judge Dismisses 6 Hunstein Cases; Appeals Court Overturns $59M Penalty in CFPB Suit

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5 Ways Credit Union Credit Cards Can Beat Flashy Bank Offers

Nerd Wallet

When you’re frequently bombarded with ads for credit cards at big banks, it’s easy to overlook credit cards at a local credit union. These not-for-profit organizations typically require membership based on location or affiliation with an employer, a family member or an organization.

Appeals Court Overturns $59M Penalty Against Attorneys in CFPB Suit

Account Recovery

Gusto vs. Paychex: Gusto Wins

Nerd Wallet

Gusto and Paychex both offer cloud-based payroll products that have payroll processing, benefits administration services and human resources support. How do they stack up against each other?

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Debt After Death: 9 Things You Need to Know

Credit Corp

DISCLAIMER. The information provided in this article does not, and is not intended to be, legal, financial or credit advice; instead, it is for general informational purposes only. . Losing a loved one is hard on so many levels.

The Hanover Homeowners Insurance Review 2021

Nerd Wallet

The Hanover offers three homeowners insurance packages and more than a dozen ways to customize coverage, which means most homeowners are likely to find a policy that works for them. The company receives fewer consumer complaints than expected and has a useful app to help manage policies.

Ending the Tax Audit Paradox: The IRS Should Not Be Targeting Low-Income Families

Prosperity Now

Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) recipients typically earn less than $20,000 per year—yet they are more likely to be audited

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Why Good Employees Quit: The Top Reasons and How to Prevent Them

Nerd Wallet

Despite all of the other complex and nuanced parts of running a business, you may find that managing your employees is actually much more complicated than you would have originally thought.

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Beliefs about Money That Might Be Holding You Back

Credit Corp

We all have beliefs that get ingrained into us since we were younger. As we see with much media or social media, many more ideas get pressed upon us. We’re surrounded by beliefs holding us back from the potential to build more wealth. Dealing with money can bring about some of these unwanted beliefs.

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How to Be a Frugal Traveler and Still Have Fun

Nerd Wallet

That first post-vaccine vacation is finally a possibility for many, but after more than a year without travel, the sticker shock is no joke. In general, travel prices are increasing to reflect higher demand. According to the U.S.

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How you can rebuild credit after filing for bankruptcy

Roths Child Law

Filing for bankruptcy is a sensible move when you are troubled by debt. While filing for bankruptcy might be the right decision in light of your current financial situation, it might actually hurt your credit score in the long run.

Ally Bank vs. PNC Bank: Which Is Best for You?

Nerd Wallet

Editor’s note: Online banking platform Simple announced its shutdown and transition to BBVA USA in January this year. Then in June, BBVA was acquired by PNC Bank. According to PNC, the full conversion of bank systems and branches will occur in October 2021.

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The Death of S Corporations?

Burr Forman

Corporations, limited liability companies, and certain other business entities can make an election with the Internal Revenue Service to be taxed under Subchapter S of the Internal Revenue Code.

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Internship Program Template: How to Develop an Internship Program at Your Organization

Nerd Wallet

Internship programs can be mutually beneficial for your business and for the interns you hire.

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Construction Employment Remains Below Pre-Covid Levels in 39 States

NACM

?Continuous demand coupled with labor shortages in the construction industry has halted production across the majority of the U.S.

Rippling vs. Gusto: Why Gusto Comes Out on Top

Nerd Wallet

Rippling and Gusto offer similar cloud-based payroll software and also partner with brokers to offer employee benefits.

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How you can rebuild credit after filing for bankruptcy

Roths Child Law

Filing for bankruptcy is a sensible move when you are troubled by debt. While filing for bankruptcy might be the right decision in light of your current financial situation, it might actually hurt your credit score in the long run. This is because declaring bankruptcy reflects poorly on your ability to manage debt ; this is likely to affect how lenders view you as a potential borrower. So how do you rebuild credit after filing for bankruptcy?

The Pros and Cons of the Delta Loyalty Program

Nerd Wallet

For travelers who live in Delta Air Lines hub cities, and even for those who don’t, the Delta frequent flyer program, SkyMiles, can provide nearly free travel on Delta and its SkyTeam partner airlines.

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CFPB Finds Credit Applications Have Mostly Recovered to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Consumer Finance

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today published an issue brief showing that consumer applications for auto loans, new mortgages and revolving credit cards had mostly returned to pre-pandemic levels by May 2021.

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How to Post a Job on Facebook: A Step-by-Step Guide

Nerd Wallet

As a small-business owner, human resources tasks like reviewing job candidates and hiring may fall squarely on your shoulders. Facebook has recently made that process easier with the introduction of Facebook Jobs.

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Troutman Pepper Weekly Consumer Financial Services COVID-19 Newsletter

Troutman Sanders

Like most industries today, Consumer Finance Services businesses are being significantly impacted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Troutman Pepper has developed a dedicated COVID-19 Resource Center to guide clients through this unprecedented global health challenge.

Rocket Lawyer vs. LegalZoom: Which Is Right for Your Business?

Nerd Wallet

Starting a business requires legal paperwork like registering your business name, getting proper tax IDs and creating workplace policies — but most people who start businesses aren’t lawyers.

UK Credit Card Data Shows Cardholder Caution

Fico Collections

The signs from our UK Credit Market Report for May suggest that consumers are practicing pragmatic financial management, as well as continuing to make use of savings accrued during the pandemic.

How to Calculate Interest in a Savings Account

Nerd Wallet

When you earn interest in a savings account, the bank is literally paying you money to keep your cash deposited there.

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