Monthly Archives: August 2009

How travelers fight pesky collection agencies

There seems to be a surge in the sudden use of collection agencies by travel agencies.  I have been interviewed twice recently for stories about travelers dealing with bill collectors. This story by CNN calling us “pesky”. KansasCity.com gave the … Continue reading

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Small Business Cash Flow

Denise O’Berry, author of the Cash Flow Blog, writes about strategies for making your business a financial success.   Check out her blog for information to help you build, grow and stay in business while handling your cash flow properly during … Continue reading

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Debt Buyers Must Be Licensed to Operate in New York City

On July 16, 2009, Local Law 15 of 2009 takes effect, expanding the licensing of debt collection agencies to include debt buyers, businesses that buy delinquent debt then seek to collect through measures including lawsuits. Beginning July 16, debt buyers … Continue reading

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What travelers need to know when a Collection Agency calls

KansasCity.com recently did a story on what summer travelers need to know when a collection agency calls them.  Christopher Elliot, the travel troubleshooter shares some tips for travelers, which also apply to anyone who gets a call from a collection … Continue reading

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What makes my credit score go down?

Some unexpected signs that your credit is tanking: Many people don’t realize that whenever someone checks their credit, their credit score GOES DOWN. This can happen due to many things,  for example if you are looking for a job and … Continue reading

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Interest on Bad Checks in California

On August 10, 2009 the California Supreme Court issued its decision in the Imperial Merchant Services, Inc. v. Hunt case concerning the issue of whether Civil Code §1719 statutory damages provide an exclusive remedy or the payee/assignee is entitled to … Continue reading

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How to Get Paid in a Tough Economy

InformHER, a girls guide to doing everything in business better has published an article I wrote on how businesses can get paid in this tough economy.  This isn’t just for the girls! This article can help any business owners get … Continue reading

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Ask Michelle – boosting credit after collections

Michelle, How can I get my credit score up after being placed for collections?  A little advice would go a long way right now. Thanks, Frank Dear Frank, First, get copies of all three of your credit reports, you can … Continue reading

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ACA International Confirms Karolyn Rubin as President

ACA International yesterday confirmed the nomination of Karolyn Rubin as president of the association. Rubin is senior vice president at Bonded Collection Corp., based in Chicago, and was recognized by Collections & Credit Risk last year as one of the … Continue reading

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Taylor, Leib Added as Collector Mentor Columnists

Skills World announced today that credit and collections industry experts Steve Taylor and Bryan Leib have joined its popular publication, collector mentor, as columnists. Taylor, president of RZD Investigative Group, will offer advice and insight on the topic of skiptracing. … Continue reading

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