COLORADO SHERIFF TURNS TO ONLINE COLLECTIONS
- A Colorado county sheriff’s office is turning to a third-party, web-based service to collect on $311,000 in unpaid fees from inmates. The service, called Pay My Jailer, charges consumers to use the service to repay debts such as booking fees, commissary charges, and medical expenses. Pay My Jailer is a service offered by Advent Financial Services.
THE KINDLY COLLECTOR
- An interesting profile of a municipal clerk in Illinois who handles the city’s debt collection accounts. The clerk displays thank-you notes written to him by people who owed debts and were able to work out payment arrangements with the city to pay them off. Taking the time to listen and being empathetic are his tools for success, he says. Meanwhile, the town is struggling to identify and collect from delinquent consumers who owe millions in unpaid fines and taxes.
JANE, STOP THIS CRAZY THING
- A comprehensive look at one woman’s plight with payday loans. It’s easy to see the hole that payday lenders fill – small-dollar loans for people who might not have access to credit cards – but it is also tragic to see the massive impact that the loans can have on people who are going to have troubles repaying the loan because they were forced to get a payday loan in the first place.
WORTH NOTING: Consumer spending continued to grow in November, according to data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, although the pace of the increase is starting to slow … How to say “No” … What the interview process is like at Google, Amazon and other tech companies … The 62 richest people in the world match the total accumulated wealth of the poorest half of the world’s population … World’s oldest man, 112, dies … America’s largest generation of workers – millennials – are also the most unproductive … Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has released his tax plan … RIP Glenn Frey … Penthouse is shutting down its print magazine … Traffic congestion is keeping rich people in India from showing off their cars … There is a water crisis in Flint, Mich. … The perks of being a NASA astronaut … The one thing you are doing wrong on LinkedIn … Lies you need to stop telling yourself if you are going to be successful.
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