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Tips To Safeguard A Notary's Mobile Devices From Identity Thieves

By David Thun on March 26, 2014 - Smartphones, tablets and laptops are essential tools for signing agents and mobile Notaries to keep connected to clients and other business activities while on the road. But all too often we assume that the data stored on them is safe from prying eyes.

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Becoming A Paralegal (Infographic)

By David Thun on March 19, 2014 - If you’re a Notary who's ever been interested in working as a paralegal, the following infographic from George Washington University provides a helpful overview of a paralegal’s duties, salary, training, and job prospects.

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Hotline Tip: Notarizing Living Trusts

By Kelle Clarke on March 19, 2014 - When asked to notarize a will, I suggest that the person consult an attorney prior to notarization. Does the same recommendation apply to a living trust?

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Never Take Shortcuts When Notarizing Election Documents

By David Thun on March 19, 2014 - As states and towns start to get their ballots together for the 2014 political season, don’t forget that faulty notarizations on election documents often result in messy legal battles between political opponents.

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Reverse Mortgages Offer Potential Income To Notary Signing Agents

By Kelly Rush on March 19, 2014 - With the conventional mortgage market going through its deepest downturn in nearly a decade and a half, reverse mortgages offer a potential alternative line of work for Notary signing agents.

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Wyoming Raises Notary Fees

By David Thun on March 19, 2014 - Starting July 1, Wyoming Notaries may charge a maximum fee of $5 for notarial acts — more than double the current maximum fee of $2. And West Virginia Notaries may be the next to see their fees go up, also from $2 to $5.

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Assessing Insurance Needs For Your Notary Business

By David Thun on March 12, 2014 - Whether you are an experienced entrepreneur or starting a new Notary business, it’s wise to review your insurance coverage to make sure all your liability bases are covered.

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Commentary: The SPW And How We Got Here

By Howard Blum on March 12, 2014 - The new requirements of background checks, training, certification and oversight coming from the Signing Professionals Workgroup (SPW) seem to have taken many by surprise, but they actually have been in the works ever since 1999.

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Hotline Tip: Can I Notarize In Advance?

By Kelle Clarke on March 12, 2014 - In order to save time, is it okay to notarize a loan document before meeting directly with the buyer or seller?

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WWYD Answer: The Case Of The Crowded Journal

By David Thun on March 12, 2014 - Last week, we posed a scenario, The Case Of The Crowded Journal, about a California Notary who ran out of room to record entries in the middle of a notarization. The question was: Do you use your spouse’s journal, stop the notarizations or try to find another solution?

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