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Strike Three, Notary is Out – No PayIt’s your turn at bat. You’re walking from the dugout and glance at the scoreboard. You notice that, even prior to reaching the batter’s box; there is one strike against you. Many notary jobs start exactly the same way. You are going to a new client to notarize...
08/27/2018
Dress British, Think YiddishLong ago, about half a century (honest), I was given those four words as the secret to success in business. The same sage advice applies equally to both sexes; to all races and, well, to everyone. A very compact and easy to remember slogan – its simplicity hides a mult...
08/23/2018
Notary for a USA President CandidateThe call comes in for an urgent notarization. We need to file some important paperwork within the next 2 hours; can you positively guarantee arrival within that timeframe? Knowing the 5 star hotel was only a mile away I replied “sure”. Oddly, for an “individual...
08/20/2018
Lame Replies to Mobile NotaryThere are just about zero search results for someone who offers a walk in notary service in Manhattan; and has no other service offerings. A “notary only” walk in location is, with NYC rents, the surest and quickest way to going bankrupt. Some offer walk in notary ser...
08/16/2018
Notaries cannot function as Attorneys“What should I do?” is a common question asked. Usually the client wanting “how should I proceed” type of advice, has a legal or procedural issue to resolve. Notaries are forbidden to engage in the illegal practice of law. Giving “what to do” is considered leg...
08/13/2018
YOU ARE a FelonWork in a bank, the jewelry industry, or a high end shop? If so, you probably have become desensitized to the monetary values around you. They are just “stuff” that must be handled with an eye to accountability. You know it’s not your property, and you really don’t want what you ca...
08/09/2018
To Notarize or Not to Notarize To notarize, or not to notarize--that is the question: Whether 'tis nobler in the courts to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fraudOr to take arms against a sea of hucksters And by opposing end them. To Ack, to Jurat-- No more--and by our commissions to say...
08/06/2018
The Flow of the LoanWe have all seen the TV Mortgage ads for Loan refinancing. They also offer, for the various banks and lending institutions; purchase loans for the first time buyer needing a mortgage. Many of the loan ads, not all but probably most; are placed by mortgage brokers. For many bor...
08/03/2018
Elite SignersAs I write this, thousands of runners are participating in the New York City Marathon. It’s 26.2 miles that transverse each of the five New York counties. They all paid, to the best of my knowledge the same fee. However, not all are treated equally. The Elite runners, those likely to...
07/31/2018
Notary – What would you do?Assume in most questions that nobody answers your frantic “what should I do” calls.A)   The buyer side loan package is huge, 235 pages. You glance thru the package and notice that the borrower’s name was misspelled, dozens of times. You don’t discover this till “at the ...
07/27/2018
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