Monthly Archives: March 2012

Top 5 tips to Collect from Late Customers

Anyone trying to collect money – even if the amount was agreed upon at the time of the sale – may be required to negotiate.  During this economy, many people may have had every intention of paying in full or … Continue reading

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5 tips for Helping Patients Pay off a Balance

Medical bills aren’t always like other bills, many times they are not planned for and the bill is an unexpected surprise that some people cannot afford.  If a patient doesn’t have insurance, this can be a real problem, especially in … Continue reading

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America’s abusive Debt Collectors: are they all Grim Reapers?

Debt’s Grim Reapers, America’s abusive Debt Collectors is the title of Gary Rivlin’s story in Jan 9 & 16, 2012 of Newsweek and it says it all.  This is how consumers view debt collectors.  All debt collectors.  Many people aren’t … Continue reading

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What type of Bill collector are you?

Many people aren’t aware that there are different types of bill collectors.  Most consumers think bill collectors are just all bill collectors – they don’t realize that not all people lumped into the term bill collector are doing the same … Continue reading

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When do you need a Collection Agency?

These are some signs that you may need to place an account with a collection agency: A fairly new (less than a year) customer does not respond to invoices, statements or letters.  For some unknown reason the customer will not … Continue reading

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Do you need a Collection Agency?

Michelle Dunn talks to the Wall Street Journal about how to tell if your business needs to use a Collection Agency.  How to choose the right Collection Agency for your Business    

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