How To Use The TCPA To Stop Auto Finance Companies From Harassing You On Your Cell Phone – Alabama Consumer Protection Lawyers #construction #finance

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How To Use The TCPA To Stop Auto Finance Companies From Harassing You On Your Cell Phone

If you fall behind, even by a few days, often your car loan company (GMAC, Nuvell, Ford Motor Credit, Drive Financial, etc) will call your cell phone without mercy.

We have seen as many as ten calls a day.

Now, it is true that if you are behind, and if you gave GMAC or Nuvell (or whatever the car finance company is) your cell phone number then they have the right to call you with auto dialed (computer dialed) or pre-recorded messages.

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) says that these companies can call your cell phone if you gave them the cell phone number when you opened up the account.

Perhaps if you gave your number after you opened the account.

This is what the companies argue we believe that this is not good enough for them to be able to attack your phone with ten auto dialed calls a day.

But here is the best solution REVOKE your consent.

Do it in writing I hereby revoke and remove any consent you think I gave you to call my cell phone number of ___________. Do not ever call my cell phone again.

Send this by certified mail, return receipt requested.

Or tell the company over the phone that you are revoking any alleged consent.

If you record the call, let them know or make sure they have an automated message that says the calls may be recorded.

Keep track of the calls coming in.

You can take a picture of your caller ID.

You can log it into a collection log.

There are a number of ways to do this but just pick one that you will use so you can have an accurate count of the number of calls that GMAC or Ford Motor Credit, etc. made to you.

It is important to note the total number of calls even if you don t answer and if there is no voicemail the attempted calls count if an auto-dialer was used as almost all of these car companies use.

If the company calls you after the revocation, then you may be entitled to damages under the TCPA of either $500 or $1500 per call.

As an example, if they call you 70 times. That s either $35,000 or $105,000. This shows the seriousness with which Congress views our cell phones and Congress has warned these companies to not abuse our cell phones if they don t have permission to do so.

Feel free to get in touch with us if you have any questions about the TCPA.

If you live in the state of Alabama and you have any questions about what we ve covered in this article, feel free to contact us.

I look forward to talking with you.

Have a great day!


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How to Use Headhunters and Find Finance Jobs

Going through executive recruiters may not be the only path to a top position. But you can’t afford not to make them part of your network, if there’s a chance you might, within the next year or two, find yourself entering the phase euphemistically known as a “transition.” Unfortunately, there’s a chance of that for just about everybody these days.

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During a session at the CFO Rising conference in Orlando last week, three recruiters who specialize in financial officers offered some practical tips for working with them and advice for positioning yourself to potential employers. An edited version of the discussion follows.

How do I get on recruiters’ radar screens?

Electronically. Post your resume on their websites, and send an e-mail that clearly and concisely — preferably using bullet points — states your biggest accomplishments, areas of expertise, and what kind of career move you are interested in.

Be very specific. “Don’t worry about pigeon-holing yourself, because if you don’t, we will, just by looking at your résumé,” says Chuck Eldridge of Korn/Ferry International. If you’re ideally suited for, say, a CFO position at a $750 million public company, then say exactly that, and why it’s the case. “If you can at least capture those highlights, one of our people can act on it.”

Make sure to present your experience and interests as a compelling story. Everybody has one — even the analytical, sometimes-introverted types who have an affinity for finance, according to Russell Boyle of Egon Zehnder International. “You should be able to get somebody’s attention with something that distinguishes you from every other person on the job circuit,” he says.

Also, if you know people who have already been in contact with recruiting firms, ask them to refer you. That may grab a headhunter’s attention more quickly than a communication straight from you. Then be patient. “If you don’t get an immediate callback, don’t think you’re not in our database or that we’re not paying attention to you,” says Suzanne Kelly of Russell Reynolds.

Can I call on the phone?

You can try, but recruiters prefer an e-mail asking to schedule a discussion. Today a tremendous number of people are in the job market, and you’ll get more attention that way, says Kelly.

Is developing relationships with recruiters the best way to find a job?

“We wish we had every single finance-officer assignment that’s out there, but we don’t,” says Eldridge. “There are more opportunities through networking, so you’ve got to balance your time.”

Once I have made contact with a recruiter, how do I take the relationship to the next level?

Understand how their business works. The hiring organizations, and not you, are their clients. Help them succeed. If they call to ask for information on whether people you know would be right for a particular job, be receptive and tell them whatever you are able to. If you do, when a job comes along that may be right for you, “we’re going to call you first,” says Eldridge.

Is this really a good time to be looking for a job?

That depends on individual circumstances, but at the very least, return recruiters’ calls. It never hurts to take a look at an opportunity. “It always surprises me when people say they’re not interested, almost before I describe what I’m doing,” says Boyle.

What if I’m out of work? Is there a “taint” to having been laid off, even in this economic environment?

Not necessarily. Boyle notes that there are many reasons why people are in transition: high turnover among CEOs, with new ones often preferring to bring in their own top finance people; shifts in companies’ strategic directions; and, yes, the economic conditions. “We like to meet all kinds of new people,” he says.

How much of a factor is the length of my unemployment?

The longer you spend in transition, the worse off you are, says Eldridge. Resist the urge to take a long vacation. “You need to get going the next day,” he stresses. “I know it’s difficult, but creating your own marketing plan and getting into the market is first and foremost.” You can always negotiate a start date after you have secured an opportunity.

If I am laid off, what should I do when I’m still at my old job?

Hold your head high, comport yourself as a professional, and finish out the job. People who do that will always get stronger references and be the kind of person that companies will want to associate with, Boyle says.

How important are references?

Very important, and increasingly so. The days of providing three references are over. Recruiters will call at least six, and the hiring company may go further still. Eldridge tells of one client that makes a note of every name a candidate mentions during the evaluation process, and makes a point to contact each person.

Develop your network of references continuously, even if you think there is no chance you’re going to be out of work. “That’s more important today than it was even a year or two ago,” says Kelly. Written references, though, are considered mostly pointless.

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10 Personal Finance Tools You Should Use Now

A few years ago, Trevor Flannigan decided to start managing his budget using the online tool The 23-year-old district manager of a grocery store chain in Minneapolis suspected he could be spending less money each month, but he needed help organizing his various credit, debit, and other bank accounts. So he entered his nine accounts into the website and started tracking how much he spent.

The website now warns him when he approaches the limit of his monthly budget in different categories, such as eating out. “When I see I already spent x amount of dollars, I say, ‘It looks like I’m having soup for the last week of the month,'” says Flannigan.

Flannigan is among the thousands of consumers who have incorporated online personal financial management tools into their lives. While they have been around for years, only recently have they started to really take off, with about 1 in 4 consumers using some kind of tool. “With the downturn causing more financial headaches for people, they’ve become a lot more disciplined, so they are turning to tools,” says Ron Shevlin, senior analyst at the research and advisory firm Aite.

The tools are also much better than they used to be. They now allow users to automatically upload all of their financial data for quick analysis. Shevlin adds that the process has also become more fun, because some sites, such as make it easy to compare spending habits with other users, which makes budgeting a more social process. “It shows you, ‘People like you spent money this way,’ so there’s more of a context,” says Shevlin.

A recent survey by Aite suggests that personal finance tools actually change people’s behavior, too. In a survey of people who use such tools, 3 in 4 said they now have better control of their finances. Two in 5 said they are saving more money, and 1 in 5 said they are paying less in late fees.

Dozens of tools now exist, so how can you pick the best one for you? Here’s an overview of 10 of the most popular options:

1) On . you can upload your account information and get immediate insight into where your money is going. You can then use that information to start saving more money, like Flannigan did. That ease of use makes it one of the top-rated tools.

2) also allows users to track where their money is going by uploading account information and reveals how their spending habits compare with others on the site. The social networking approach has its pros and cons; Some users say they enjoy the personalized tips but others find little use for them.

3) Geezeo offers its money management tools through banks and credit unions; It stopped taking on new consumer customers in January. But if your bank or credit union uses the program, you might enjoy using Geezeo to set goals and track your spending habits.

4) Yodlee also works with financial institutions to reach customers interested in online money management, but individual consumers can sign up for the service. Users say it’s easy to upload their spending data and analyze where their money is going.

5) Pennyminder is ideal for families with multiple spenders because it allows users to see other family members’ spending and jointly manage a household budget.

6) You Need a Budget is aimed at people living close to their budget and trying to pay off debt. The tool encourages you to decide where every dollar earned is going on a monthly basis, then helps you make adjustments if you spend too much.

7) Buxfer ‘s simple design is appealing, as is the fact that users can sign in using a Google or Facebook account. It also has an easy tool for people who share expenses, such as roommates.

8) Pocketsmith focuses on calendar-based planning, which means it allows you to see how your monthly and annual expenses compare with what you bring in. It also encourages rigorous goal-setting.

9) Moneydance sells its desktop software for about $40 but provides an extensive free trial. Users say it’s easy to use with responsive customer service help

10) Your own bank or credit union. About 1 in 4 financial institutions currently offer online personal finance management tools, but they don’t rate as well with users as independent sites do. Respondents to Aite’s survey said that tools not associated with banks and credit unions made it easier to see all accounts in one place, check balances, and categorize spending.

Keep an open mind, though, because banks and credit unions will be putting more effort into their offerings. In fact, Aite’s survey found that 60 percent of financial institutions that don’t currently offer personal finance tools are considered doing so. Banks, says Shevlin, are looking for ways to say, “We can help you,” in order to forge stronger relationships with customers.

Flannigan, who also runs the website The Guide to Get Rich . says he’ll continue monitoring his money habits online because he can see such a clear benefit. He says, “I’ve spent less money. It opens up your eyes to how much you’re spending in each category and makes it easy to account for everything.”

Places to Never Use a Debit or Credit Card to Make a Payment – Pg #alpha #finance

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Places to Never Use a Debit or Credit Card to Make a Payment

What to Use Instead of Your Bank or Credit Card

Re-loadable pre-paid cards and cash are two good options since they are not linked to any personal financial information. Using cash is the best way to avoid overspending, because it makes you more aware of the financial impact that the purchase has on your budget, said Bruce McClary, spokesperson for the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit organization.

You should not use your debit card anywhere other than in an ATM machine, said Steve Weisman, a Boston lawyer and a lecturer of law, taxation and financial planning at Bentley University in Waltham, Mass. You are exposed to more liability when you are using a debit card. Although laws limit your debit card liability to $50 if you report the fraudulent use to the bank within two days,that changes as you wait longer. If you don’t notice the fraud and report it to your bank after three days, your liability jumps to $500, he said.

“Your bank account will be frozen while the bank investigates the matter, thereby limiting your own access to the account,” Weisman said.

If you don’t have cash or a pre-paid card handy, a credit card is still a good choice because it may take banks many days to refund fraudulent charges or withdrawals, said Sanders.

“If an attacker successfully drained your checking account through your debit card, you could be without cash for quite some time,” he said.

Since nearly all debit cards can be used as a credit card, consumers should always use the credit card feature, Parker said. When the card is used as a debit card with the PIN being entered, you are risk for having both the card and PIN compromised.

“This could allow cyber criminals to directly withdraw cash,” he said.

With major retailers and banks such as Target, Sony, AOL, eBay, JP Morgan Chase, Home Depot, Anthem. TJ Maxx and Apple being attacked by cyber criminals and having millions of data records leaked and exposed. consumers should be more concerned about large companies, said Dave Bennett, CTO of IONU, a data security company based in Longmont, Colo.

“Hackers are going to go after the big targets, not the small fry,” he said.

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Suppose you hear of a car three thousand miles from home that is supposedly exactly the car you have been looking for. However it sounds too good to be true. You’re just not quite sure its the real deal. Hiring an appraiser for a pre-purchase inspection can be an expensive proposition, especially if you wind up paying for a pre-purchase inspection only to find out the car is not as expected. It might be advantageous if there was a way to insure the pre-purchase inspection was worth paying for. Many times it turns out that I go to inspect an automobile that does not live up to the expectations of the buyer because it does not match the general description of the seller. The reasons for this are usually a break down in communication. Not necessarily that the seller is intentionally being dishonest, although that has happened, it is more likely that the buyer just didn’t ask the right questions. As an appraiser specializing in these types of transactions, it is my opinion I have the required knowledge to ask the right questions and know what the answers should be. You can retain me to ask those questions in a telephone conversation without paying for travel time and cost to ascertain if the vehicle is worth an actual pre-purchase inspection.

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Meaningful Use Overview

Announcement: MIPS does not replace Medicaid Meaningful Use. Eligible Professionals who meet the eligibility criteria for the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program will continue to submit to TennCare to receive Medicaid EHR incentive payments. EPs can receive up to six incentive payments with the EHR Incentive Program through 2021. EPs that meet the eligibility criteria for MIPS/APMs and the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program can receive incentive payments from both programs but must attest to each program respectively. There are many overlaps between the ACI requirements and the EHR Incentive program requirements. You can find the requirements for MIPS/ACI here.

Meaningful use is using certified EHR technology to

  • Improve quality, safety, efficiency, and reduce health disparities
  • Engage patients and families in their healthcare
  • Improve care coordination
  • Improve population and public health
  • Maintain privacy and security

The overarching goal of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act is not the mere adoption of new technology but the use of electronic health records (EHR) to systematically improve healthcare access, delivery, and quality. The HITECH Act and its associated regulations describe the application of EHR technology toward that end as “meaningful use.”

Being a meaningful user indicates successful achievement of specific procedural and clinical benchmarks using certified EHR technology. Providers will attain meaningful use by progressing through three stages during their years of participation in the EHR Incentive Program and attesting to those achievements. Stage 1 criteria focused on capturing information electronically in a structured format, implementing clinical decision support tools, engaging patients in their healthcare, and reporting public health and quality measures. Stage 1 meaningful use has been effectively retired by CMS starting December 15, 2015. Modified Stages 2 and 3 have a greater focus on advanced clinical processes, health information exchange, and improvements in quality of care and patient access. In addition to the EHR Incentive Program, other aspects of the HITECH Act such as provisions for health information exchanges are designed to support the meaningful use of electronic health information.

Eligible providers can earn incentive payments by attesting to meaningful use measures using the Provider Incentive Payment Program (PIPP) portal. For Modified Stage 2 in 2017, providers must attest to objectives and measures using EHR technology certified to the 2014 Edition. If it is available, providers may also attest using EHR technology certified to the 2015 Edition, or a combination of the two.

Eligible providers who have previously attested to adopting, implementing, or upgrading (AIU) certified EHR technology or previously attested to MU can work toward achieving Meaningful Use for up to six years through 2021. Below are resources and information to facilitate successful attestation.

2015-2017 Final Rule Provisions

CMS released both the 2015 through 2017 Modified Stage 2 measures and the Meaningful Use Stage 3 measures on October 16, 2015. The CMS 2015 meaningful use rule changed the structure of meaningful use for 2015 through 2017. All providers are required to attest to a single set of objectives and measures. There are 10 required Modified Stage 2 objectives.

Payment Adjustments Hardship Information

Eligible professionals may be exempt from MEDICARE payment adjustments if they can show that demonstrating meaningful use would result in a significant hardship. To be considered for an exception, an eligible professional must complete a Hardship Exception application along with proof of the hardship. If approved, the hardship exception is valid for 1 payment year only. A new application must be submitted if the hardship continues for the following payment year. In no case may a provider be granted an exception for more than 5 years. For more information visit the CMS EHR Payment Adjustments Hardship Information webpage.

Important Meaningful Use Information:

Tennessee is now accepting 2017 Modified Stage 2 attestations beginning April 3, 2017 for all first time meaningful use attesters. All returning meaningful use participants will not be able to submit a program year 2017 attestation prior to January 1, 2018. You can find the required objectives and measures for Modified Stage 2 here .

EPs can voluntarily report Stage 3 measures for Program Year 2017. All EPs attesting to meaningful use for Program Year 2018 must report Stage 3 objectives and measures. To report Stage 3 measures, you must have 2015 Edition CEHRT. You can access Stage 3 measures here.

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    Meaningful Use Stage 2 Delay Briefing

    Just when you think you’ve nailed down Meaningful Use requirements for 2014, CMS throws another curve ball at you! Below is a crash course in the proposed rule and what it (might) mean for you.

    • Final ruling on the proposal will be late summer/early fall.
    • In 2015, all providers are required to have 2014 Edition CEHRT in order to successfully demonstrate meaningful use.
    • Providers that were scheduled to begin Stage 2 in 2014 that instead meet the Stage 1 criteria in 2014 will be required to begin Stage 2 in 2015.
    • Providers who choose any of the proposed options must attest that they are unable to fully implement 2014 Edition CEHRT because of issues related to 2014 Edition CEHRT availability delays when they attest to the meaningful use objectives and measures

    This proposed rule filed on May 20, 2014 would change the meaningful use stage timeline and the definition of Certified Electronic Health Record Technology (CEHRT). It would also change the requirements for the reporting of clinical quality measures for 2014.

    CMS is proposing, for 2014 only, that Providers (Eligible Professionals, Eligible Hospitals, and Critical Access Hospitals) would be able to use either 2011 Edition, 2014 Edition or a combination of 2011 and 2014 Edition certified Complete EHRs and EHR Modules to meet the CEHRT definition and to demonstrate meaningful use during 2014.

    Arcadia Solutions and CMS strongly recommend Providers that have not yet purchased EHR technology to obtain 2014 Edition CEHRT as they will still need to use 2014 Edition CEHRT for their EHR reporting period in 2015.

    Proposed Rule Highlights

    The three options for the use of CEHRT editions and the available Stage of meaningful use objectives and measures associated with each option are as follows:

    1. Using 2011 Edition CEHRT Only Providers that use only 2011 Edition CEHRT for their EHR reporting period in 2014 must meet the meaningful use objectives and associated measures for Stage 1 that were applicable for the 2013 payment year, regardless of their current stage of meaningful use.
    2. Using a Combination of 2011 and 2014 Edition CEHRT Providers using a combination of 2011 Edition CEHRT and 2014 Edition CEHRT for their EHR reporting period in 2014 may choose to meet the 2013 Stage 1 objectives and measures or the 2014 Stage 1 objectives and measures, or if they are scheduled to begin Stage 2 in 2014 they may choose to meet the Stage 2 objectives and associated measures.
    3. Using 2014 Edition CEHRT Providers who are scheduled to begin Stage 2 for the 2014 EHR reporting period but are unable to fully implement all the functions of their 2014 Edition CEHRT required for Stage 2 objectives and measures due to delays in 2014 Edition CEHRT availability would have the option of using 2014 Edition CEHRT to attest to the 2014 Stage 1 objectives and measures for the 2014 EHR reporting period.

    NOTE. Providers who choose any of the above options must attest that they are unable to fully implement 2014 Edition CEHRT because of issues related to #2

    Only Providers that could not fully implement 2014 Edition CEHRT for the reporting period in 2014 due to delays in 2014 Edition CEHRT availability.

    Providers that were scheduled to begin Stage 2 in 2014 that instead meet the Stage 1 criteria in 2014 will be required to begin Stage 2 in 2015.

    In 2015, all Providers, except those in their first year of demonstrating meaningful use, are required to have a full year EHR reporting period. In addition, in 2015, all Providers are required to have 2014 Edition CEHRT in order to successfully demonstrate meaningful use.

    Clinical Quality Measures Proposal

    CQMs for 2014 would depend upon the edition of CEHRT that a Provider uses for its EHR reporting period in 2014, e.g. if 2011 CEHRT is used then Providers would report from the set of 44 measures and according to the reporting criteria finalized in the Stage 1 final rule.