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Communication Preferences by Generation in Collections & Business

Arbeit Software

Our very own Market Research Analyst, Kaitlyn Filippi , Marketing Director, Tracy Montour , and CEO, Alex Villafranca sat down to discuss communication preferences by generation and how they apply to both the debt collection industry and other businesses. What they discovered might surprise you!

Collection Companies Among Group Filing Briefs Urging Supreme Court to Narrow ATDS Definition

Account Recovery

A number of groups, including two debt collection companies, have filed briefs with the Supreme Court in support of Facebook in a Telephone Consumer Protection Act Case that seeks to define what constitutes an automated telephone dialing system once and for all.

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10 Ways to Build Credit Without a Credit Card

Credit Corp

Credit cards are a great tool for building credit. They’re easy to use, offer flexibility, and sometimes even reward you for using them. Most also directly impact your credit score and are used by many people to begin building their credit profile.

Perfect Timing: New Calendaring Tools Make It Easy to Connect with Leads and Clients

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

Lawyers tend to be inefficient, and have difficulty engaging both leads and clients. These hurdles are apparent when it comes to the scheduling process.

7 ways to practice financial self-care

Kasasa

When you think about self-care, you probably imagine yourself applying a f ace mask , getting a massage , or cur ling up in sweatpants with a good book.

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Understanding Your Credit Card Limit: 3 Things to Know

The Kaplan Group

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To have and have not – blog by Sue Chapple FCICM

CICM

17 September 2020. It could be a false dawn, but in recent days I’ve sensed a return to some sort of normality.

Are Medicare Advantage Plans Worth the Risk?

Nerd Wallet

About 1 in 3 people 65 and older in the U.S. enroll in Medicare Advantage, the private insurance alternative to traditional Medicare. It’s not hard to see why: Medicare Advantage plans often cover stuff that Medicare doesn’t, and most people don’t pay extra for it.

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Delaware Bankruptcy Court Rejects Late Filings of Asbestos Claims

PBWT

Last February, we blogged about the Third Circuit’s decision in In re Energy Future Holdings Corp , No. 19-1430, 2020 U.S. LEXIS 4947 (Feb. 18, 2020).

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Announces Advisory Committee Members

Consumer Finance

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Kathleen L. Kraninger has announced the appointment of members to the Consumer Advisory Board (CAB), Community Bank Advisory Council (CBAC), Credit Union Advisory Council (CUAC), and Academic Research Council (ARC).

Appeals Court Rules Incentive Awards in Class-Action Suits Are Forbidden

Account Recovery

The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled yesterday in a Telephone Consumer Protection Act case against a debt collector that incentive payments for the named plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit are illegal under Supreme Court precedent dating back more than 130 years.

The Property Line: 4 Market Headwinds Facing First-Time Buyers

Nerd Wallet

The COVID-19 pandemic has touched all phases of the homebuying journey. Today’s first-time home buyers find themselves flailing in cross-currents: Fearing health risks, homeowners have delayed putting their homes up for sale, limiting supply.

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12 Jobs Working with Animals That Pay Good Money

Credit Corp

Love the idea of working with animals, but don’t have the resources or desire to go through vet school? You can still put your love of pets or wildlife to work in your career. Here are twelve jobs working with animals that can pay the bills for any animal lover. Groomer.

Free Debt Workshop Tomorrow

Dear Debt

Hey there debt fighter! These are strange and difficult times…and I want to help. Tomorrow, I’ll be hosting a workshop on How to Manage Debt During COVID-19 through Lola Retreat, my women +… Related Posts: Debt, Depression, and Suicide: There's Help Out There. Depression is a Liar.

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Segmentation of Customers for Better Engagement

Re:Ceeve

It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking about your customers as one solid group. In a macro sense, they are—after all, they all purchase goods or services from you. However, that’s essentially where the similarities end.

How Soon Can You Refinance a Mortgage? Here Are the Rules

Nerd Wallet

How soon you can refinance a mortgage depends on the type of home loan you have and the type of refinance mortgage you’re getting. Some mortgages let you refinance immediately after getting the original loan, if you want.

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Supreme Court Sets Date to Hear Arguments in TCPA ATDS Case

Account Recovery

Mark your calendars, ladies and gentleman. December 8 is not just a day that is two days before my birthday anymore. That Tuesday will be the day that the Supreme Court will hear arguments in Facebook v.

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How to Remove Waypoint Resource Group from Your Credit Report

Better Credit Blog

If you have been receiving calls from Waypoint Resource Group, you likely have an unpaid debt that is hanging over your head. It also means that they have opened a collections account on your credit report.

Computing Time for a Filing Deadline: Should You Count a Day When a Clerk’s Office is Closed?

PBWT

This post concerns computation of time under Bankruptcy Rule 9006. The specific issue addressed is whether a bankruptcy court — when computing a filing deadline — should count a day when its clerk’s office is closed, even if the electronic filing system is available.

5 Travel Writers ‘Draft’ Their Favorite Airlines

Nerd Wallet

While your friends might have spent the last several weeks debating the merits of Lamar Jackson versus Patrick Mahomes, our travel nerds have been working on a fantasy draft of their own: airlines.

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Daily Digest – September 18. Appeals Court Forbids Incentive Payments in Class Action Suits; Judge Dismisses Whistleblower Suit Filed by Agency Employees

Account Recovery

APPEALS COURT RULES INCENTIVE PAYMENTS IN CLASS ACTION SUITS ARE FORBIDDEN The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled yesterday in a Telephone Consumer Protection Act case against a debt collector that incentive payments for the named plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit are illegal under Supreme Court precedent dating back more than 130 years.

Is the Customer Always Right? How to Tell A Client 'No'

Enterprise Recovery

Whether you're working for an company or on your own, the thought of saying 'no' to a client can be panic-inducing. It can be especially stressful if you're starting your own business or trying to grow your new business.

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MyBalanceOnline.com Relaunches as Promptd™ Payment Portal

BYL Collections

BYL Collections offers a secure customer payment portal for our consumer-facing clients called MyBalanceOnline.com. Clients such as healthcare, property management, utilities and more have adopted this option for accounts receivable collections and bad debt recovery.

4 Home Insurance Pitfalls to Avoid During Hurricane Season

Nerd Wallet

For homeowners in coastal states, the 2020 hurricane season could mean financial disaster. Named storms are rolling in at a record pace, with as many as 25 expected in the Atlantic this season — twice the average number.

August Housing Starts Decline Further Than Expected

NACM

Housing starts across the U.S. are down further than expected, yet there is a silver lining in the recently released data. Housing starts in August fell to 1.416 million, according to the Census Bureau and Department of Housing and Urban Development. This is down 5.1% from July but up 2.8%

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ACA International and HFMA Release New Best Practices for Resolution of Medical Accounts

Account Recovery

What is a Digital Accounts Receivable Strategy and Why Do You Need One?

PDC Flow

Your business plan impacts every aspect of your agency’s day-to-day operations and long-term decisions. Although traditional approaches have worked in the past, technology, changing consumers, and current events are all forcing a shift in debt collection.

12 of the Best Cash-Back Apps of 2020

Nerd Wallet

Automating your finances, whether for paying bills or saving money, is a secret to growing wealth. Cash-back apps can be a part of that strategy by providing you discounts, rebates or points applied to future purchases. This is not a big-money play. It’s more of “a penny saved” sort of thing.

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Need a Little ExtraCredit? We Can Help

Credit Corp

We all know that we learn and change as we go through different stages of life. But did you know that our credit score changes right along with us? So the attention and care we give to our credit score needs to change, too.

NY DFS Announces First Case Under State’s Debt Collection Rule

Account Recovery

The New York Department of Financial Services has announced its first-ever regulatory action taken in enforcing the state’s debt collection regulation, accusing a collection law firm of not substantiating “hundreds” of debts within the 60-day required timeframe.

The Ins and Outs of Cottage Succession Planning in Michigan (Part Two)

Fraser

This is part two of a two-part blog post series on cottage succession planning in Michigan. As summer winds down, the second-home market continues to heat up in Michigan.