Failure

By Linda J. Gray Failure. What a concept.  The very word can make the most successful people cringe.  It carries with it the implication of negativity, of weakness and of remorse.  But here’s a crazy thought:  what if failure was promoted, embraced and even (dare I say it) expected in your work and in what…

Spotting the Innovator at Your Credit Union

By Shari Storm I was recently asked to speak in Michigan on the topic of sparking innovation at your credit union. One of my assertions is that in order to build a culture of innovation, you must first recognize your innovative employees. So how do you spot the innovator in your midst? Here are a…

Affidavits, Jurats and Notarization

By David A. Wolfe, Esq. and Michael I. Rich, Esq. Over the past few years, deficiencies in lenders’ and servicers’ processes, procedures, controls, and staffing resulted in numerous inaccurate affidavits relating to its execution and documentation.  Consequently, foreclosure and debt collection practices have come under rigorous scrutiny by federal and state governmental authorities, courts and…

Pinterest is the Best

By Shari Storm Well, I’m not sure it’s the best, but it certainly is the social media flavor of the month.  Don’t believe me? Try signing up and see how quickly your friends find and follow you. If you are on Facebook, you’ve probably been experiencing the effects of Pinterest’s popularity without even knowing it.…

Franklin County Sale Withdrawals Update

by David W. Cliffe, Esq. In a recent article dated January 17th, I examined the new e-filing system in some major Ohio counties and its resulting increase in the amount of time that it now takes to withdraw a foreclosed property from a sheriff sale. In response to some negative feedback it received, the judges…