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Cadence: Better Law Firm Management Through Repetition

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

Routine is so. routine’? The notion of slipping into a routine has lots of negative connotations: it’s boring, it’s stultifying, it lacks creativity. Oftentimes, routine and ‘rut’ are used interchangeably. A routine is something to climb out of, not to get into.

Discover clever and creative ways to give cash as a gift

Kasasa

Every gift-giving season there's someone on your shopping list that you wait until the last minute to find the perfect gift. Whether a graduation present for your out-of-state nephew, or a birthday gift for the daughter of your best friend, planning ahead doesn't always happen.

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Safer Federal Workforce Task Force Updates Guidance for Federal Contractors

Burr Forman

On November 10th, the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force (“Task Force”) updated its Guidance for Federal Contractors (“Guidance”).

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Getting to Know Christy Young Barger of Cornerstone Support

Account Recovery

The “Getting to Know” series is sponsored by Applied Innovation. Applied Innovation is helping to shape the future of accounts receivable management.

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.

Is the Increase in the Monetary Limit in the Civil Courts Good for Creditors?

FFGN COLLECT NY

Effective January 1, 2022, the jurisdictional limit of the New York civil courts will increase from $25,000 to $50,000. On its face, the availability of a lower-cost court to adjudicate claims which fall within the $25,000 to $50,000 sounds appealing.

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How Amtrak Train Travel Could Grow Under Infrastructure Bill

Nerd Wallet

President Joe Biden is set to sign a $1 trillion infrastructure bill that was passed by the House late Friday. The bill is intended to invest in many aspects of American infrastructure, ranging from rebuilding rural bridges to reducing the climate change impacts of some transportation systems.

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Senators Call on CFPB to Investigate, Reform Credit Reporting Process

Account Recovery

A number of leading Senate Democrats are calling on Rohit Chopra and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to “take concrete steps to reform the credit reporting industry,” including improving the accuracy of credit reports and streamlining the dispute resolution process.

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CFPB Sues Pawn Lenders for Cheating Military Families

Consumer Finance

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today filed a lawsuit in a Texas federal district court against FirstCash, Inc. and Cash America West, Inc.

Increase B2B Client Loyalty with These Survey Questions

Enterprise Recovery

If you're looking for a positive way to reach out to your clients, a survey may be the way to go. There's lots of available survey research but this post will narrow it down to some best practices and questions to include. Increase client loyalty with these survey questions.

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Why (and How) to Talk to Your Parents About Estate Planning

Nerd Wallet

This article provides information for educational purposes. NerdWallet does not offer advisory or brokerage services, nor does it recommend specific investments, including stocks, securities or cryptocurrencies.

N.Y. Governor Signs Debt Collection Bill Into Law

Account Recovery

The Governor of New York yesterday signed a trio of consumer protection bills into law, including a debt collection bill called the Consumer Credit Fairness Act that lowers the statute of limitations, increases the amount of information needed when filing collection lawsuits, and institute specific requirements when seeking default judgments.

Money Management Tips for Every Stage of the Business Lifecycle

PDC Flow

No matter where your organization falls in the business lifecycle, managing the financial health of your company will always be crucial for success. Even the biggest corporations in history have run into cash issues. It can happen to anyone.

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Beyond Digital: The Next Era in Collections

True Accord

In 2013, TrueAccord was founded with the hypothesis that AI driven digital collection was the way to transform the industry.

Prices Are Skyrocketing: Here’s How to Lessen the Impact

Nerd Wallet

The price of pretty much everything — including groceries and heating your home — has gone up since last year. The inflation rate reached a 30-year high in October, according to Consumer Price Index data released Wednesday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Consumer Price Index surged 6.2%

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Judge Lowers Attorney’s Fees by 50% in FDCPA Case

Account Recovery

A District Court judge in Missouri has lowered the attorney’s fees awarded in a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act case by 50%, ruling that a “hyper-technical” violation of the statute that led a jury to award the plaintiff $200 in damages was fair and reasonable.

Appeals Court Affirms Defendant’s Summary Judgment Ruling in FDCPA Statute of Limitations Case

Troutman Sanders

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Deep Dive Into the Distribution of FICO® Scores Across the US

Fico Collections

As of April 2021, the average FICO® Score in the United States sits at 716 , an increase of eight points compared to April 2020, which is around the time the economic shutdown driven by COVID-19 began in earnest.

How to Invest in Cryptocurrency Without Buying Any

Nerd Wallet

Cryptocurrencies are inherently cryptic — it’s right there in the name. And if you follow Warren Buffett’s advice to never invest in businesses you can’t understand, it may be hard to justify investing in a currency made of math instead of gold.

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Judge Grants MTD in FCRA Case Over Charged Off Debt

Account Recovery

If an unpaid debt is charged off, should it be removed from an individual’s credit report? While a plaintiff believed it should, a District Court judge in Oregon thought differently, and has dismissed a Fair Credit Reporting Act case against a pair of defendants.

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University gets help from top Debt Collection firm to educate students

UK debt collections

The UK’s largest University has called upon a leading UK Debt Collection Agency for help with course content for its students. It is seen a major boost in credibility for the industry and the acceptance of the role Debt Collection Agencies have to play in modern UK Business.

15 Reasons Why Americans Should Immigrate to Canada

Nexa Collect

Oh, Canada! A land you may one day wish to call your home. Americans have had tons of reasons for wishing to call a new country home in recent years.

Reluctant to Retire? 3 Signs You’re Ready

Nerd Wallet

Many people don’t have much choice about when they retire. Illness, job loss or caretaking responsibilities push them out of the labor force, ready or not. But some people have the opposite problem: They do have a choice, and yet they can’t quite bring themselves to quit working.

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Regulators Announce End to Servicers’ Pandemic ‘Temporary Flexibility’

Account Recovery

Mortgage servicers, your time is up.

How to Get a Car Loan

Better Credit Blog

If you’re in the market to buy a vehicle, a car loan is one option for financing your purchase. Here, we’ll cover the steps you need to take for a successful application and what you need to know about your credit score when applying for this loan type. The Basics.

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Flextime is a win win here at American Profit Recovery

American Profit

By Joe: One of the best benefits at American Profit Recovery is our flex time policy. The reason why I love flex time is that when I take paid time off, I get to use it for the things I enjoy. For example, (pre-Covid-19) I saw a $300.00 flight to Europe was available and bought the ticket.

What to Know About Bitcoin as It Approaches $70,000

Nerd Wallet

This article provides information for educational purposes. NerdWallet does not offer advisory or brokerage services, nor does it recommend specific investments, including stocks, securities or cryptocurrencies.

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Job Listings

Account Recovery

During this, The Great Resignation Era, I thought it would be helpful to start a regular posting of different jobs within the accounts receivable management industry that I have found online.

IRS Announces 2022 Increase for Health FSAs

Fraser

The IRS has just released its 2022 annual inflation adjustments, in which it announced that the Code section 125 dollar limitation on voluntary employee salary reductions to health flexible spending arrangements (health FSAs) is increasing to $2,850.

Building a powerful Early Warning Mechanism with ML and Advanced Analytics

Qualco

The global economic turmoil over the past months has pushed the financial industry into uncharted waters. The number of customers likely to face distress constantly increases and creditors are at the crossroads.