Some quick links to start your Monday. How to build a high credit score from scratch … Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-Texas), considered a friend to the collections industry, will not run for an eighth term in Congress next year … 12 bad habits that even smart people fall victim to … First-time homebuyers with student loan debt are going to find it harder to get a mortgage … Five tips to be a better boss, no matter how busy you are … As someone who sells ads for a living, I can’t say I was upset by this … The winners from last night’s Emmys, which I didn’t watch a minute of (did I miss anything good?) … Mythbusting, car insurance style … The CFPB announced a number of appointments.
- Another prime example of the brush that the mainstream media uses to paint the collections industry. A California television station did a news segment about “ringless voicemails,” the technology behind leaving a messages on someone’s phone without technically calling them. What makes the segment great is this line, which is coming from a “technology expert”: He says it only works on cell phones, and it’s mostly being used by debt collectors or loan agencies.
- Rave reviews for the judge who put a stop to the jailing of people who were not able to pay court costs or fines.
Trying to predict the future is good for you
When you have a chance to link to a duet of Jimmy Fallon and Lionel Richie, you take it
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