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Wayfinder: What’s the Next Phase of Your Law Firm’s Growth?

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

Despite the way that attorneys often act, the law firm timeline is not a direct one, from open to close. There are bumps along the way, and also phases. In modern video games, wayfinder beacons guide players to a final destination. Each segment makes up a whole journey.

Does Checking Your Credit Score Lower It?

Better Credit Blog

The answer is yes and no. Lenders and credit card issuers carry out two types of checks on your credit. The first, a soft credit check, doesn’t impact your credit score at all. The second, a hard check, knocks a few points off your score every time.

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Let’s check out your local economy

Kasasa

Your life is way too busy to think about the local economy right this minute. You are grabbing an order of fish and chips from the food truck outside the office because there are only 18 free minutes between your 11:00am staff meeting and your next Zoom call. Sustainable Banking Bank Local

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Staffing Shortages, Pandemic … How do you succeed?

Receivables Control

One of the most significant problems facing companies right now is staffing shortages. The ramifications of staffing shortages is seen in every industry across the economy.

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.

EEOC Issues New Guidance for Religious Objections to COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

Burr Forman

On October 25, 2021, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued new guidance regarding religious objections to workplace COVID-19 vaccination requirements.

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How — and where — to refinance your auto loan

Kasasa

We’ve been over the pros and the cons of auto refinancing, when and why you should refinance your car. Now let’s get down to brass tacks (or lugnuts, if you will): How do you refinance? What all will you need, where should you do it, and how can you get started today? Auto Loans

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Are Confidentiality Agreements or Other Restrictive Covenants Enforceable in Florida Real Estate Transactions?

Jimerson Firm

It is a common question whether certain restrictive covenants, such as confidentiality agreements, are enforceable in Florida.

Scary Money Tasks to Tackle Now

Nerd Wallet

There are some things no one wants to think about until they have to, like caregiving for your parents as they age and figuring out what happens to your finances when you die. But planning for these events now can spare you and your loved ones a lot of hassle later on. The first step.

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Chopra To Testify Before House, Senate Committees This Week

Account Recovery

He hasn’t had time to find out where the office supplies are kept, but Rohit Chopra will go before the House Financial Services Committee tomorrow and the Senate Banking Committee on Thursday to deliver the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s annual six-month update.

How to get a personal loan for the holidays

Kasasa

Itchy spending fingers tend to reach unconsciously for the credit card around this time of year. Unexpected and totally planned expenses add up, and can get out of control fast, ultimately damaging your credit score. Holiday party foul. Holiday Smarts Lending

In Small Business, Teamwork Really Does Make the Dream Work

Enterprise Recovery

When entrepreneurs are growing a business, they may often use the phrase "wears many hats." Employees are often taking on many different tasks to remain agile on the path to profitability. As more employees are hired for specific duties, small teams develop.

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Breaking Down Regulation F’s Debt Validation Notice

PDC Flow

Legal professionals for the ARM industry, like Leslie Bender and Joann Needleman of Clark Hill Law , have been addressing Regulation F implementation challenges since the rule was proposed. Since then, they have continued to be a guiding voice for debt collectors throughout the rulemaking process.

N.J. Judge Grants MTD in FDCPA Case Even Though Letter Lacked ‘Clarity’

Account Recovery

Airline Point Transfers and Partner Award Bookings Tool

Nerd Wallet

You might have a bunch of frequent flyer miles for a specific airline, but often those miles are actually more valuable when redeemed for flights on other airlines, known as a partner award booking. Or, you might have a lot of generic travel points from big banks like American Express or Chase.

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CFPB orders tech giants to turn over information on their payment systems

Public Citizen

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has ordered Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, PayPal, and Square to turn over information on their payment system plans. The orders look like this. The agency's press release begins this way: Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a series of orders to collect information on the business practices of large technology companies operating payments systems in the United States.

5 Steps to Take Now to Avoid Late Payments during the Holidays

Enterprise Recovery

With the holidays quickly approaching, it can be easy to fall under the notion that your customer payments will arrive as usual. In reality, some businesses will shut down for weeks during the holiday season, narrowing the window for paying invoices.

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Bedard Finishes Analysis of Model Validation Notice’s Optional Disclosures

Account Recovery

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The Property Line: As Home Values Soar, Brace for Tax Impact

Nerd Wallet

You’re a typical homeowner: You fret over mysterious noises behind walls, savor the yard’s smell after a storm, and giddily track your home’s fast-rising value. That buoyant emotion might yield to a sinking feeling later, when you receive a property tax bill.

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TrueAccord Names Kelly Knepper-Stephens as Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel

True Accord

Lenexa, KS – Oct. 27, 2021 – TrueAccord Corporation, a debt collection company offering AI-powered digital recovery solutions, is proud to announce the appointment of Kelly Knepper-Stephens as chief compliance officer and general counsel.

Ninth Circuit Takes the Con Out of ConAgra

Public Citizen

by Steve Gardner. Yesterday, the Ninth Circuit issued an excellent opinion on the issue of preemption of state law claims for deception involving foods regulated by USDA.   Cohen v. ConAgra Brands, Inc. Robert Cohen sued ConAgra for violations of California consumer laws. As the Court noted: Cohen began purchasing various frozen chicken products such as chicken nuggets and fried chicken.

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Daily Digest – October 26. Judge Denies Defendant’s Motion in FDCPA BK Case; Creditor Fined $10k For Collecting Debts in Different Name

Account Recovery

Money Mistakes Could Signal Dementia Risk

Nerd Wallet

Some of the early signs of dementia are financial: forgetting to pay bills, for example, or having trouble calculating a tip.

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Should I file bankruptcy before or after the holidays?

Albuquerque Law

The holiday season can be a time of joy, but it can be stressful as well. After all, it often means an increase in spending on food, gifts, travel and more. If you are already facing significant debt and financial difficulties, it can cause even more stress. This can lead many to wonder when they should seek debt relief: before or after the holiday season? Three issues to consider to determine when to file. Unfortunately, there is no single answer to that question.

Recent Decision on Derivative Standing by a Creditors’ Committee to Challenge a Lender’s Liens

PBWT

In many chapter 11 cases, creditors’ committees can play a vital role in maximizing the recoveries of unsecured creditors. But the powers of creditors’ committees are circumscribed by both the Bankruptcy Code and case law.

Biden Names Rosenworcel to Top FCC Post; Nominates Sohn as Commissioner

Account Recovery

President Joe Biden yesterday nominated Jessica Rosenworcel to be the next Chair of the Federal Communication Commission and Gigi Sohn to be a Commissioner at the regulator, rounding out the leadership of that agency and all the agencies that oversee portions of the accounts receivable management industry.

How to Bank When You Can’t Get to a Bank

Nerd Wallet

Getting to a bank branch can be a challenging task, especially if you have limited transportation options or live far from your bank. In fact, if you live in a rural area, it’s likely that your community may have lost more bank branches than it gained between 2012 and 2017, according to a 2019 study.

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Is your business making these 4 cash flow mistakes?

American Profit

Cash flow is king when it comes to sustaining your business long-term. And it doesn’t matter if you are running a small business or a nationwide organization, cash flow is the backbone of any size company.

CFPB Names New Chiefs for Supervision and Enforcement Positions

Consumer Finance

On October 29, 2021, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced leadership changes within the Bureau. Press release Personnel

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Daily Digest – October 27. Bedard Breaks Down MVN’s Optional Disclosures; Judge Grants MTD in FDCPA Case

Account Recovery

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