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Off Day: Lawyers Never Stop Working, But They Should

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

Many people have a vision of white color workers sitting in comfortable office spaces. when they’re not golfing. Small business owners cry foul. The fact of the matter is that most small business owners are working all the time: at night, before dawn, on the weekends. Running a business is hard.

TrueAccord continues to grow rapidly in Lenexa, KS

True Accord

Back in 2019, TrueAccord pledged to hire 50 new Lenexa team members every year until reaching our goal of 150.

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October 15 Tax Filing Deadline

Credit Corp

Most years, the deadline to file your federal income tax is on or around April 15. In 2020, the federal government extended that deadline to July 15 because of potential delays and obstacles caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus Scrambles Hotel Breakfast Buffets for the Better

Nerd Wallet

Sneaking a banana in your jacket pocket, because you might be hungry later. Stuffing yourself with as much food as possible, because lunch in the tourist areas is expensive. Let’s face it: Breakfast buffets have the capacity to turn people into thieves or bears in pre-hibernation mode.

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Bill Proposes Sweeping Changes to Protect Workers in Chapter 11

PBWT

On September 29, 2020, the House Judiciary Committee advanced H.R. 7370, Protecting Employees and Retirees in Business Bankruptcies Act of 2020, a Democrat-sponsored bill, to the full chamber.

IRS Announces 2021 Increases for HSAs

Fraser

The IRS has released its 2021 annual inflation adjustments for Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) as determined under Section 223 of the Internal Revenue Code.

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Upgrading Your Space While Stuck at Home? Get It Insured

Nerd Wallet

As many Americans face months on end stuck indoors, some are using their time (and money) to create a change of scenery or upgrade their surroundings. Office equipment purchases are on the rise, and people are tackling more renovation projects than usual.

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Choosing the right vision insurance plan: Individual and family

Kasasa

When it comes to taking charge of your overall health and wellness, sometimes your eyes might get. overlooked.

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Report Spotlights Resumption of Collection Lawsuits Being Filed Against Consumers

Account Recovery

A report from ProPublica will start making the rounds this morning, spotlighting the number of lawsuits being filed by debt buyers and debt collectors in the past couple months as the economy and country continue to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic.

Canceling and Rescheduling a Mortgage Foreclosure Sale Now Requires a Motion

Jimerson Firm

In 2010, the Florida Supreme Court approved an amendment to the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure regarding mortgage foreclosures and enacted new forms, such as Form 1.996(b), Motion to Cancel and Reschedule Foreclosure Sale.

New Venmo Credit Card Offers Personalized Cash-Back Rewards

Nerd Wallet

With the Venmo app, you can see the myriad ways in which your friends owe each other money, but now there’s another feature: the Venmo Credit Card.

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Improve Difficult Client Conversations with These Six Examples

Enterprise Recovery

Communication, especially in the time of remote work and virtual meetings, has never been more important. As a freelancer, agency or business owner, you may also feel distracted or overwhelmed when juggling work, clients and working from home.

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Judge Dismisses TCPA Suit, Says ATDS Provision Unconstitutional For Calls Made Before July SCOTUS Ruling

Account Recovery

A District Court judge in Louisiana has granted a defendant’s motion to dismiss after it was sued for violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by making calls to individuals’ cell phones using an automated telephone dialing system, saying that any such call made before July 6 — when the Supreme Court ruled in Barr v.

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How to compare home loan options

Kasasa

Have you reached that point where you’re ready to purchase a home? Congrats, that’s exciting! And life-changing and intimidating and a lot on your plate! At Kasasa, we get it — homeownership is both wonderful and overwhelming all at once.

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Hidden Home Risks That Send Insurance Through the Roof

Nerd Wallet

When house hunting, the price of homeowners insurance probably isn’t top of mind. But homes with hidden risks can make getting coverage difficult, expensive or both. Learning how to identify them could save you a bundle.

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Impact of Medical Tourism on US Providers

Nexa Collect

In our modern, globalized world we are hearing more and more about people traveling outside their country as “medical tourists” for healthcare procedures, treatment, and tests, but why and how does it work?

N.Y. Cuts Judges to Trim Budget, Longer Delays Expected

Account Recovery

Anyone suing or being sued in New York state court should brace for delays in the adjudication process after the state’s Office of Court Administration announced that 46 judges are not being re-certified in a move intended to cut its budget to help the state manage expenses in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The … The post N.Y.

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How New York Budget Cuts Will Affect Debt Collection

FFGN COLLECT NY

Without aid from the federal government, New York state will see budget cuts of 10 billion in 2021 followed by budget cuts of 30 billion in 2022. Some of the anticipated cuts will affect our judicial system. The budget cuts will affect New York debt collection cases. Here’s how.

Medicare Open Enrollment: How to Shop

Nerd Wallet

As with most health care plans, Medicare plans have an annual open enrollment period. During this time, current Medicare users get a chance to evaluate their coverage and potentially make changes. Medicare has one main open enrollment window from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7 each year.

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Innovative Payments for Subscription Services

Payment Savvy

Over the past 8 years, subscription services have grown by more than 350%. Due to guaranteed recurring revenue, the industry is indeed a lucrative one. Partnering with an experienced and reliable merchant provider is key to keeping cash flow positive without interruptions.

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Daily Digest – October 9. Judge Grants MTD in FDCPA ‘Other Charges’ Case; Judge Grants MSJ for Defense in Bias Suit Filed by Collector

Account Recovery

How To Remove AMCOL Systems From Your Credit Report

Better Credit Blog

If you’re dealing with calls and letters from AMCOL Systems, you probably have a lot of questions. Debt collectors can be a nuisance, and their effects on your credit score are even worse than their constant calls.

Can You Really Get Your Student Loans Forgiven?

Nerd Wallet

Student loan forgiveness isn’t easy to get even if you qualify for one of several existing federal programs, including: Public Service Loan Forgiveness: Make 10 years’ worth of payments (120 months) while working for the government or a nonprofit to qualify for tax-free forgiveness on the remainder of your debt.

Prevent Bad Debt in Business With These Helpful Tips

JMA

Debt is part and parcel of owning and managing a business, whether it’s a small enterprise or a large corporation. That being said, this shouldn’t stop you from trying to avoid getting into compromising situations that could put your business at risk.

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Judge Grants MTD in FDCPA Case Over ‘Other Charges’ For a Second Time

Account Recovery

South Carolina Business License Tax Standardization Act Will Simplify Compliance

Burr Forman

Each municipality and county in South Carolina (a taxing jurisdiction) is authorized to impose a business license tax based on the gross income of a business that operates within its borders.

Is Navient a Federal or Private Loan?

Nerd Wallet

Key takeaways Navient services federal and private student loans and provides private student loan refinancing. The best way to determine if you have federal or private students loans is to check studentaid.gov.

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The number of US bankruptcies passes the 500-mark as coronavirus takes toll

Collection Industry News

Corporate bankruptcies in the U.S. continue to grow amid the coronavirus pandemic as 22 new companies added their names to a growing list of bankruptcies in 2020 in the last two weeks, an S&P Global Market Intelligence analysis shows.

Seventh Circuit Upholds Dismissal of FDCPA ‘Other Charges’ Class Action

Account Recovery

Onguard expands management team with Cor Makkinje and Debbie Staat

On Guard

Focus on Customer Success is central within fintech company. Amsterdam, October 6, 2020 – Onguard, the fintech company dedicated to the order-to-cash process, has expanded its management team as of October 1, 2020.

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For the X1 Card, Credit Scores Take a Back Seat to Income

Nerd Wallet

A new alternative credit card is expected to hit the market this winter, and as with many of those nontraditional products, it’s not planning to fuss much over your credit history. Instead, the X1 Card vows to place more value on your income when evaluating creditworthiness, which is rare.