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Notary Safety: Four Tips For Protecting Yourself On The Road

By Kelle Clarke on May 14, 2014 - For mobile Notaries traveling to unfamiliar locations, meeting total strangers and driving long distances, keeping safe on the road and at the assignment is always a top priority. Here are a few tips to keep in mind.

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One Million Notaries: Why They Matter To The Mortgage Finance Industry

By Bill Anderson on May 14, 2014 - In our continued efforts to share Notary knowledge with the mortgage finance industry, National Mortgage Professional magazine recognized the importance of educating their readers about the role you play in the closing process.

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Tips For First-Time Attendees At NNA 2014

By David Thun on May 14, 2014 - NNA 2014 is right around the corner. If it’s your first time at an NNA Conference, consider these tips from past attendees about how to get the most out of the year’s biggest Notary event.

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Celebrating Notary Moms And Their Families

By Kelle Clarke on May 08, 2014 - Over the years, the National Notary Association has encountered more than a few Notary moms who share their unique careers with one or more of their offspring, and we wanted to celebrate them as we approach Mother’s Day next month. So we reached out to our Notary community to hear their stories of teamwork and companionship.

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Certified Signing Specialist Code Of Conduct: Guiding Principle 4

By Bill Anderson on May 07, 2014 - Guiding Principle 4 of the Certified Signing Specialist Code of Conduct reads: “The Certified Signing Specialist will not provide legal, personal, financial or other advice or services to the signer in connection with a signing assignment nor explain the terms of any closing document presented to the signer.”

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Hotline Tip: Can I Notarize A Document Describing A New Invention?

By Kelle Clarke on May 07, 2014 - A customer came in with a handwritten document stating that he had created a new product and containing a short, detailed description of the item he created. He asked to have the document notarized. Am I authorized to do so?

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Learn How To Transform Your Notary Business From NNA 2014's Keynote Speaker

By David Thun on May 07, 2014 - If you’re looking for ways to push your Notary business ahead of the competition in a tough market, Marcus Sheridan knows how to do it — and he’ll be sharing those techniques during his keynote speech June 2 at NNA 2014 in Phoenix.

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Living Trusts And Mentors: How One Notary Found A New Way To Make Money

By Kelle Clarke on May 07, 2014 - When Fresno signing agent and business owner Shelly Kitchen saw her loan signing assignments go from 25 to 35 a week to about 10 a month, she wasn’t surprised — it’s a reality of the cyclical mortgage industry, after all. Still, she knew she had to find ways to diversify her Notary business in order to keep afloat.

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Hotline Tip: Should I Use My Old Journal Or My New Journal?

By Kelle Clarke on April 30, 2014 - I currently own two Notary journals: the one I purchased when I reinstated my commission last year, and another that I had been using back in 2009. Should I continue using my new journal as I have been, or go back to my original journal?

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Motorcycle Notary Finds The Perfect Balance Of Business And Fun On The Road

By David Thun on April 30, 2014 - Jenn Shelton is a Notary who loves the open road. Whether riding for business or fun across California on a touring bike, motorcycling is an important part of her life — and one that’s helped her network with signers looking for Notary services.

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