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Notaries: Is Blogging Right For You?

By Caitlin Dodds on June 04, 2014 - If you are a self-employed Notary looking to build your business, you may have considered blogging as a marketing tactic. But is it right for you, how does it work, and how much time will it take?

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Hotline Tip: How Do I Charge For A Document Containing No Notarial Wording?

By Kelle Clarke on May 28, 2014 - I just performed a notarization in which the document’s first page contained a sworn statement, but no notarial wording.

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Minnesota Notaries Get A Significant Raise

By David Thun on May 28, 2014 - 2014 has been a busy year for states raising the amount Notaries can charge for their services. Minnesota is the newest state, raising fees its Notaries may charge effective August 1.

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NNA 2014: Key Highlights For Next Week

By David Thun on May 28, 2014 - NNA 2014 starts in three days, and we’re looking forward to seeing Notaries from across the nation in Phoenix.

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Q&A: eClosing Issues From A Notary's Point Of View

By David Thun on May 28, 2014 - The issue of electronic loan closings and how they will affect the way loan documents are notarized has raised questions among Notary signing agents. NNA 2013 Notary of the Year Kathy Fletcher of Glendale, Arizona, was one of a small number of Notaries certified in 2012 to perform eClosings in her state. The Notary Bulletin talked with her about her experience with eClosings and the issues she encountered.

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Bubble Baths, Lawyers and Camels: Notaries Share Stories Of Their Strangest Assignments

By David Thun on May 21, 2014 - We recently asked members of the NNA’s Facebook community to share their strangest on-the-job experiences, and there were some wild ones.

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Grand Canyon Tour At NNA 2014 Still Open, But Space Going Fast

By David Thun on May 21, 2014 - If you’ve ever wanted to visit the Grand Canyon, a limited number of spaces for our post-NNA 2014 excursion Thursday, June 5, are still available, but going fast — so get your tickets before they’re sold out!

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Hotline Tip: Can Notaries Perform Work-Related Notarizations In Other States?

By Kelle Clarke on May 21, 2014 - I manage our company’s team of Notaries, one of whom is located in Alabama and will soon be taking a business trip to Texas. She is interested in performing notarizations while there, as part of her job responsibilities. While I have performed notarizations for clients pertaining to documents from other states, I’ve never performed notarizations in a state outside of my own. Would this be an acceptable practice?

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Santa Monica Notaries Volunteer To Help People And Places In Need

By David Thun on May 21, 2014 - John F. Kennedy said “One person can make a difference and every person should try.” That quote inspired Notary Kelly Charpenet to first reach out to help the homeless in her community of Santa Monica, California.

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Hotline Tip: The Escrow Company Owes Me Money

By Kelle Clarke on May 14, 2014 - I performed two separate signings for which I was never paid. In both cases, the escrow company was paid by the title company; however, the escrow company has since filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy documents and is unable to pay me my fees. Is there any sort of recourse I can take in order to collect the fees owed to me?

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