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Pre- vs. post-judgment collections: What is the difference?

Collections Law

When it comes to collecting commercial debt, you have many options. The best path for your situation may depend on several factors. The experienced commercial collection attorneys at Law Offices of Alan M. Cohen LLC have been helping businesses successfully collect outstanding debt since 1994.

How common is bankruptcy?

Albuquerque Law

Dealing with debt and financial issues can feel very isolating. You might feel like the only person struggling as you try to escape the pressures of debt. This isolation can make it seem like debt is not a common issue, or that bankruptcy is not a common solution. Is that true?

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Rising Inflation, Volatile Market: What Would Buffett Do?

Nerd Wallet

The investing information provided on this page is for educational purposes only. NerdWallet does not offer advisory or brokerage services, nor does it recommend or advise investors to buy or sell particular stocks, securities or other investments.

Hero’s Journey: Law Firm Intake, Part 2 – Advance

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

In the last piece in this short series, we discussed how important it is for law firms to be focused on engaging potential clients.

Cyber Security, Change Management and Enterprise Risk Management: Scaling Operations for Growth

Speaker: William Hord, Vice President of Risk Management and Compliance

Join us as we discuss the various tangents of data and the change management process that will help you make better risk-based business decisions to save time and money for your organization.

Watch Tower Drops Its Effort to Identify a Dissident Blogger Based on Spurious Copyright Claims

Public Citizen

by Paul Alan Levy. The effort by the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society (a/k/a Jehovah’s Witnesses) to identify a dissident member, "Kevin McFree ," through a spurious claim of copyright infringement has ended with a whimper rather than a bang as Watch Tower agreed to dismiss its copyright lawsuit with prejudice to avoid a possible claim for attorney fees.

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Late payment contributing to Small Business Owners mental health decline

UK debt collections

The impact of increased late payment, business impacts of the covid pandemic and lockdowns have impacted on the mental health of Small Business owners according to FSB findings.

How Long Do Hard Inquiries Stay on Your Credit Report?

Better Credit Blog

There are several important things to understand about hard credit inquiries and how they affect your credit. The following topics should help you better understand how credit inquiries work, how they can lower your credit score, and what you can do about inaccurate hard inquiries.

3 things to know about writs of execution in Massachusetts

Collections Law

When someone owes you money, the law provides several ways for you to collect on the debt. A court may issue you a writ of execution to allow you to collect certain property from your debtor in order to satisfy the debt. At Law Offices of Alan M.

Can anyone find out that you’ve had a bankruptcy?

Roths Child Law

When you look at your financial situation and all you’ve done to try to correct it, you do feel like bankruptcy may be your only option. If you’re holding off on bankruptcy because you’re worried about who will be able to find out about it, then that might not be a good reason to do so.

How Preparation and Strategy Can Be Used to Fight and Defeat Any Ransomware Attack

Speaker: Karl Camilleri, Cloud Services Product Manager at phoenixNAP

Through a detailed analysis of major attacks and their consequences, Karl Camilleri, Cloud Services Product Manager at phoenixNAP, will discuss the state of ransomware and future predictions, as well as provide best practices for attack prevention and recovery.

Ethical banking: How to put your money where your values are

Kasasa

Do ethics matter to you as a consumer? Maybe that looks like a loaded question, because it is. Ethics influence our decisions at a deep level. Our ethical commitments influence the food we put on our plates, and where we get it.

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Daily Digest – May 13. Panel Assesses Impact of Inflation and Recession on ARM Industry; Appeals Court Overturns Dismissal of Collection Suit

Account Recovery

PANEL ASSESSES IMPACT OF INFLATION AND RECESSION ON ARM INDUSTRY There’s beauty in finding connections that you didn’t know existed. There is the chaos theory analogy, for example, of a butterfly flapping its wings in Central Park, which is why it starts raining across the world in China.

How to Get Your First Credit Card

Better Credit Blog

When you get your first credit card, one of two things can happen: You could keep your new credit card’s balance paid down and make on-time payments month after month to build credit.

How Commercial Credit Analysis Reduces Late Payments

Enterprise Recovery

Commercial credit analysis evaluates corporations to determine if they can pay their financial obligations. Although this is pre-engagement and on the front end of the A/R and collection process, it’s still an important part of any B2B accounting process.

Mandatory COVID Vaccination Policy Template

The federal government is developing a rule requiring employers with more than 100 employees ensure their workers are vaccinated or produce a negative COVID test weekly before entering the workplace. So, what can your organization do to prepare? Get Paycor’s COVID Vaccination Policy Template to help communicate important details to your employees.

This Airline Amenity Is Making a Comeback, and It’s Refreshing

Nerd Wallet

For those among us who like a tipple after takeoff, consider this a sign that the world is healing: Many airlines are resuming in-flight meals and alcohol service.

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Portfolio Supply Remains Low, But Higher Default Rates are on the Horizon: PRA Group CEO

Account Recovery

Credit Utilization: Maintaining The Right Credit Balance to Limit Ratio

Better Credit Blog

If you’re paying off your credit cards to improve your credit score, read this post first. By the end of this post, you’ll know not to automatically close all your paid-off accounts — even when the total balance hits $0. Closing these accounts could hurt your credit utilization ratio.

How to Make Your Money Work for You

Credit Corp

This article originally appeared on Mitlin Financial and has been republished here with permission. Most people will read ” How To Make Your Money Work For You” from a financial advisor and think, “here we go, another blog about investing, 401K matching, and retirement planning.”

How to Write a Business Plan for a Loan

Nerd Wallet

A business plan can improve your chances of being approved for a loan by helping to persuade lenders that your business is worth investing in and that you have the ability to repay the loan.

Daily Digest – May 9. Judge Rules Debt Not for Personal Use in FDCPA Case; Consumers Still in Good Position to Pay Debts: Encore CEO

Account Recovery

JUDGE RULES DEBT NOT FOR PERSONAL USE IN FDCPA CASE I don’t know about you, but with all the times that I have purchased real estate — one, to be exact — I remembered whether I was at the closing or whether I had someone attend for me, and whether I inspected the property or … The post Daily Digest – May 9.

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Should You Reopen Closed Credit Card Accounts?

Better Credit Blog

Most of the time, open credit card accounts look better on your credit report than closed accounts, so it’s good to know how to reopen a closed credit card account. Open accounts extend the average age of your credit history. It’s good for your credit score when you have older accounts.

CFPB Orders Scam’s Ringleaders to Pay More Than $8 Million to Consumers and Student Loan Borrowers

Consumer Finance

The NerdWallet guide to finding the best car insurance rate

Nerd Wallet

Comparison shopping is crucial if you want to save money on car insurance. Here’s why: Insurers look at similar factors, but they have their own “secret sauce” when it comes to setting rates. So two companies can charge wildly different rates for the same driver.

Judge Grants Defendant’s MSJ in FDCPA Class Action Over Creditor ID in Letter

Account Recovery

Guaranteed Unsecured Credit Cards for People with Bad Credit

Better Credit Blog

When you have bad credit, there’s no guarantee you’ll get approved for traditional, unsecured credit cards. But almost everybody gets approved for secured credit cards. Because you pay a security deposit rather than asking a credit card issuer to take a risk lending to you.

CFPB Issues Advisory Opinion on Coverage of Fair Lending Laws

Consumer Finance

Free Budget Planner Worksheet

Nerd Wallet

What is a budget planner? A successful budget planner helps you decide how to best spend your money while avoiding or reducing debt. NerdWallet recommends the 50/30/20 budget, which suggests that 50% of your income goes toward needs, 30% toward wants and 20% toward savings and debt repayment.

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Mass. Division of Banks Fines Collector $25k for Role in Pay-to-Play Scandal

Account Recovery

A collection agency’s involvement in a federal pay-to-play scandal has cost it an additional $25,000 after entering into a consent order with the Massachusetts Division of Banks.

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How to Remove Civil Judgments From Your Credit Report

Better Credit Blog

In my recent experience, it’s not hard to remove judgments from your credit report as long as you follow the proper steps. Many readers assume it’s impossible to have the credit bureaus remove civil judgments because they involve the court system.