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6 reasons why you MUST ask for a part payment.

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Everywhere I go, everyone I talk to, every business that I help I recite my mantra: “What is the absolute most you can pay today?” ” These 9 words are the reason we collect millions of dollars every year and teach others to do the same. Most people have the same limited mindset- full amount or zero. Everything or nothing. Almost nobody thinks about that enormous middle section- part payments. Something, not everything, instead of nothing.

Task(s) at Hand: Tools for Managing Your Practice Responsibilities

NCBA Law Practice Management Blog

Most attorneys feel overwhelmed by everything they need to do. Especially for solo and small firm lawyers, this can be crushing. It helps to take a step back, redefine your goals, reset your tasks, and focus on what you need to do now.

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Construction Bid Protests in Florida: Top 10 Things Contractors Should Know

Jimerson Firm

Once a contractor in Florida receives notice that an agency soliciting bids intends to award a contract to another bidder, the contractor may wonder why its bid was unsuccessful.

Daily Digest – July 28. ACA’s Convention Kicks Off, In Person; Bedard Discusses New Validation Period Requirements

Account Recovery

ACA INTERNATIONAL’S 2021 CONVENTION KICKS OFF … IN PERSON This year’s annual ACA International Convention, which kicks off today here in Las Vegas might be one of the most highly anticipated events in the history of the association.

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Low Home Appraisal? What to Do if You Suspect Discrimination

Nerd Wallet

As interest rates fell and home prices rose last year, Carlette Duffy of Indianapolis applied to refinance her mortgage and got a gut-punch of a surprise when the appraisal came in. Duffy estimated her home was worth $185,000, but the appraisal ordered by the lender valued her home at $125,000.

Governor Whitmer Signs Law Regulating Delta-8 THC Manufacturing and Sales Starting October 11, 2021

Fraser

House Bill 4517 is part of a package of legislation that will regulate the manufacturing, sale, and distribution of delta-8 THC products much like other legal marijuana products in Michigan. Governor Whitmer has signed a law allowing only regulated delta-8 THC products to be manufactured and sold in Michigan, effective October 11, 2021. The move to regulate, rather than ban, the delta-8 THC strand was supported by the cannabis industry.

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Bedard Discusses New Validation Period Requirements

Account Recovery

The model validation notice represents a complete top-down overhaul of the validation notice that debt collectors have been sending since the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act was enacted back when disco was king.

Travel Is Complicated Now. Here Are 5 Ways to Stress Less

Nerd Wallet

As someone who, before 2020, went on multiple domestic and international trips each year with relative ease, I was surprised at how overwhelming it was to get on a plane for the first time in nearly 500 days.

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Ending the Tax Audit Paradox: The IRS Should Not Be Targeting Low-Income Families

Prosperity Now

Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) recipients typically earn less than $20,000 per year—yet they are more likely to be audited

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Learn about the enhanced child tax credit and its enormous benefits for consumers

Public Citizen

The Tax Policy Center -- a project of the Urban Institute and Brookings -- has produced this informative paper on the new, expanded child tax credit, which is a part of the American Rescue Plan.

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Judge Dismisses Six Hunstein Cases for Lack of Standing

Account Recovery

In one fell swoop on Friday, a District Court judge in New York dismissed six Hunstein cases for lack of standing, ruling that a recent Supreme Court decision “casts significant doubt on the continued viability of Hunstein” cases, but giving the plaintiffs time to amend their complaints, either in federal or state court.

How to Buy Your New House While Selling Your Old One

Nerd Wallet

Selling your house and buying another home at the same time is the ultimate feat in multitasking, and it comes with a tricky timing challenge. If you have a mortgage on your current home and you buy a house before selling, you could get stuck with loan payments and the cost of upkeep on both.

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Getting the Most Out of Healthcare Conferences

Credit Management Company

Last year, all conferences were virtual. And while it seemed convenient to attend from the comforts of your home, everyone learned that virtual conferences can be as draining as in-person ones. The term ‘zoom fatigue’ was often used to describe a day when a person attended too many virtual meetings.

Upcoming Webinar: How to Defend Identity Theft Claims Under the FCRA

Burr Forman

Increased claims of identity theft by consumers have given rise to more disputes that accounts are being inaccurately reported. Our clients are seeing a dramatic increase in the number of identity theft-related FCRA lawsuits.

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Michigan Gov. Names Pair to Collection Practices Board

Account Recovery

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer appointed a pair of industry professionals to represent the accounts receivable management industry on the state’s Collection Practices Board.

Best Accounting Software for Trucking Companies

Nerd Wallet

Trucking companies have unique bookkeeping needs rarely met by traditional small-business accounting software like QuickBooks. Rather than bend those programs to work for your business, choose one built specifically for your industry.

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Law Firm Collections – Get More in the Door

Payment Savvy

A business cannot thrive if the customers aren’t paying. Unfortunately, many law firms struggle with getting clients to pay and maintaining steady cash flow. Enter law firm collections. Fortunately, this sad reality is easily rectified.

New US Measures on Xinjiang Would Hurt Global Trade, China says

NACM

The U.S. recently accused Xinjiang of using forced labor, which has led lawmakers to support blocking imports from the region. American companies also were warned of legal risks if they do business in this area, the Associated Press reported.The U.S.

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TCN Consumer Survey Finds Americans Overwhelmingly Prefer to Interact with a Live Person When Dealing with Customer Service Reps

Account Recovery

GEORGE, Utah – July 27, 2021 – TCN, Inc., a global provider of a comprehensive cloud-based call center platform for enterprises, contact centers, BPOs and collection agencies, today released the results of its inaugural “Consumer Insights about Customer Service” survey of American consumers.

Rippling vs. Gusto: Why Gusto Comes Out on Top

Nerd Wallet

Rippling and Gusto offer similar cloud-based payroll software and also partner with brokers to offer employee benefits.

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Debts That Can’t Be Discharged During Bankruptcy

Sawin & Shea

It’s tempting to believe that filing for bankruptcy is like having a magical wizard wave his wand to make all of your problems disappear. Unfortunately, this isn’t exactly the case. You need to know exactly which debts can be discharged and which debts can’t as you begin the process.

Small Business Unpaid Invoices creating a struggle for many

UK debt collections

Small business owners have been coping with unpaid invoices and inadequate accounting during the pandemic and needed to cover expenses by selling family heirlooms and other valuables.

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Hearing Today in Industry Case Against New Nevada Medical Collection Law

Account Recovery

A hearing is scheduled for this afternoon in before a federal judge in Nevada courtroom attorneys representing a dozen collection agencies and ACA International will seek to obtain a temporary restraining order blocking legislation that governs how medical debts are collected in the state.

Best Accounts Receivable Software for 2021

Nerd Wallet

Accounts receivable software can help you track invoices and collect the money that customers owe your business. The best options will help you streamline and automate these processes, allowing you to get paid faster and better manage cash flow.

Automation Solutions: How to Identify Areas of Opportunity in AR

PDC Flow

How much of your staff’s time is spent doing repetitive tasks? How much of that time could they devote to more important issues? Automating these simple processes streamlines day-to-day responsibilities.

Biden Administration Announces Mortgage Relief as Foreclosure Moratorium Comes to an End

Burr Forman

In just a few days, on July 31, 2021, the national moratoriums on residential evictions and foreclosures are set to expire.

Loan Application Volume Returns to Pre-Pandemic Levels: CFPB

Account Recovery

In order for a collector to have a debt to collect, a consumer has to obtain some form of credit. That could be as simple as the balance from a visit to the doctor’s office or as complicated as a mortgage or auto loan.

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The Hanover Homeowners Insurance Review 2021

Nerd Wallet

The Hanover offers three homeowners insurance packages and more than a dozen ways to customize coverage, which means most homeowners are likely to find a policy that works for them. The company receives fewer consumer complaints than expected and has a useful app to help manage policies.

How you can rebuild credit after filing for bankruptcy

Roths Child Law

Filing for bankruptcy is a sensible move when you are troubled by debt. While filing for bankruptcy might be the right decision in light of your current financial situation, it might actually hurt your credit score in the long run.

The Death of S Corporations?

Burr Forman

Corporations, limited liability companies, and certain other business entities can make an election with the Internal Revenue Service to be taxed under Subchapter S of the Internal Revenue Code.

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