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3 Ways to improve your finances during financial literacy month

April is Financial Literacy Month and if you are a consumer that is struggling to meet your financial obligations, this is a chance for you to educate yourself on ways you can improve your financial health. There are so many ways available to consumers to get back on track and not be in debt anymore. It just takes a little commitment on your part and a willingness to free yourself from the burden of debt. Understand that there is hope in improving your finances and that with a little work you can get rid of the stress associated with being in debt.

Here are three important steps that you must take if you are a consumer […]

2022-04-20T10:26:16-04:00April 20th, 2022|Categories: Advice for Consumers|

National Consumer Protection Week 2022

National Consumer Protection Week in 2022 is March 6-12 and is meant to educate everyone about how to improve finances, avoid scams and fraud as well as educate consumers about their rights. This is a program established by the Federal Trade Commission and one that we fully embrace.

Everyone here at American Profit Recovery understands that as a collection agency we need to be as transparent as possible. We go above and beyond to make sure that everyone we come in contact with understands their rights as a consumer. When we are creating honest and open conversations with consumers, everyone benefits. […]

2022-03-04T09:42:43-05:00March 4th, 2022|Categories: Advice for Consumers|

New website focuses on credit and debt collections for consumers

We’ve always been big advocates when it comes to educating consumers on their rights when it comes to debt collections as well as how to effectively work with a collector to take care of financial obligations. Our professional debt collectors maintain honest and open communications when they’re doing their job and they provide the resources available to make sound decisions.

The collection industry as a whole is doing its part as well. And a new website will help consumers navigate the challenges that come with paying off debt and managing it in the future.

The website is Know My Debt, and it was created by ACA International-The Association of Credit and Collection Professionals. That’s right, a […]

2021-11-29T08:50:16-05:00December 1st, 2021|Categories: Advice for Businesses, Advice for Consumers|

Small business needs you every day, not just Saturday

Many small businesses took a beating during COVID-19. At the far end of the spectrum, numerous small retail shops and restaurants closed for good and those that did survive through the pandemic suffered tremendous losses that they now need to work day and night to make up for.

And now with immense challenges in the supply chain which currently have no end in sight, small businesses are struggling once again in how they meet the demands of consumers. If you’re one of these small business owners, then we are probably not telling you anything new.

But today, we want to speak to you, the consumer.

One thing we know here is that our small business community is vibrant, […]

2021-11-29T07:51:21-05:00November 29th, 2021|Categories: Advice for Businesses, Advice for Consumers|

Collection Industry Commitment During the COVID-19 Crisis

Below is a letter sent to state government officials from ACA International, the Association of Credit and Collection Professionals about how collection agencies across the country are working to provide necessary support to the business community during this time and, help consumers through the COVID 19 crisis.

MEMORANDUM

TO: U.S. GOVERNORS, STATE ATTORNEYS GENERAL, STATE LEGISLATIVE LEADERS

FROM: ROGER WEISS, PRESIDENT, ACA INTERNATIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS

DATE: MARCH 21, 2020

SUBJECT: ARM INDUSTRY COVID-19 RESPONSE

The Association of Credit and Collection Professionals (ACA International) is comprised of 2,500 members, including credit grantors, third-party collection agencies, asset buyers, attorneys, and vendor affiliates in an industry that employs more than 230,000 employees worldwide. ACA members are front line professional debt collectors that […]

2020-09-27T13:58:56-04:00March 25th, 2020|Categories: Advice for Businesses, Advice for Consumers|

Important Message From The Leadership of American Profit Recovery

We understand you are receiving countless messages regarding the COVID-19/Coronavirus crisis but we feel it is necessary to relay to you what our commitment is to you, to consumers, and what we are keeping an eye on in the collection industry day to day.

We fully understand that beyond the health and safety of the public, the COVID-19 crisis has quickly become an economic emergency unmatched in our current memory.

Dignity and Respect Always:

First, if you know us, you understand that our philosophy has always been one of treating everyone with dignity and […]

2020-11-30T16:50:06-05:00March 19th, 2020|Categories: Advice for Businesses, Advice for Consumers|

You do what for work?

By Angela:

Often times I find myself in a position where someone is asking me what I do for a living and the reactions I get are pretty crazy. When I tell them I work for a collection agency, they either think I’m just a bad person, or they begin to understand, and are generally interested.

I recently went to a salon and they asked me what I did for a living and after telling them, the woman says, “Oh that’s got to suck”.  I love hearing this, because then I can take a few minutes to explain why it doesn’t and why what we do is important to the economy. It turns out the lady I […]

2021-04-03T15:58:46-04:00April 26th, 2019|Categories: Advice for Businesses, Advice for Consumers|

Where Can I Find Unclaimed Money?

We bet if you turn your mattress over, clean out your car and check the laundry, you’ll be sure to find at least a few dollars. That’s a good start. And guess what, there are even more places that you can find lost and unclaimed money for both personal and business. And it might be more than just spare change.

Each year, there is an estimated $58 billion in unclaimed money in the United States. And there’s got to be a few bucks for you lying around somewhere.

For both individuals and families, there are countless sources of unclaimed money out there just waiting to be spoken for and if you do a little bit of homework […]

2021-04-03T15:35:29-04:00February 1st, 2019|Categories: Advice for Businesses, Advice for Consumers|

Eat something that frightens you

By Mike Hiller:

I’m a foodie so when I hear ‘Eat something that frightens you,’ the words get committed to my long-term memory bank. Must have happened across this advice from the radio or I read it in a paperback book maybe. Can’t say that public speaking, or confined spaces, heights, or things that go bump in the night, or even spiders scare me all that much. Killed plenty of creepy crawlies in the name of machismo; let a few go in the name of feminism too. You’ve seen tarantulas for sale at exotic stores as pets. Many of their various species are in fact quite docile. […]

2022-03-27T12:11:02-04:00January 23rd, 2019|Categories: Advice for Businesses, Advice for Consumers|

Cyber-fare

Up 50% since 2015, nearly 52 percent of the world’s population (3.8 billion individuals) are now online. That’s great progress and opens up a whole host of opportunities for everyone online to experience the many benefits of being online.

But as you well know, there are still many security issues that go along with using the internet. We have in this country gotten used to online banking and shopping, and some even post things to social media that can give hackers an edge. And many of us don’t even know it. That along with passwords that should not be passwords, and we have opened ourselves up to […]

2020-11-01T12:25:35-05:00August 9th, 2018|Categories: Advice for Businesses, Advice for Consumers, Collection Industry News|
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