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September 14, 2018

Fun Funeral Facts

Across the world, funeral traditions vary from region to region. Today, we’ve decided to showcase a few of them: 60-Year Unearthing A law passed in South Korea in 2000 requires anyone burying a loved one to remove the grave after 60 years! That’s due to dwindling graveyard space. Because of this law, cremation has become much more popular. The twist is, why have ashes when you can have cremains turned into gem-like beads in turquoise, pink or black and then display these “death beads” around your house. The New Orleans Jazz Funeral In New Orleans, boisterous, jazz-tinged funeral processions blend...Read more


September 12, 2018

Merchant Cash Advance – Need Money Fast?

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Whether you need a quick loan for an emergency situation or you just can’t pass up a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to buy something, Chosen Payments can loan you money quickly through a Merchant Cash Advance. These are also known as Merchant Loans. Either way, we are loaning you money based upon projected credit card transactions in the future. Whether you need to borrow $1,000 or $100,000, Chosen Payments can advance money for your business and fund your loan much faster than a traditional bank. While your personal credit is a consideration, we don’t place as much value on a personal credit...Read more


September 7, 2018

Labor Day Weekend Fun Facts

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We worked one less day this week due to Labor Day. The national holiday was first celebrated in 1882 as a way to recognize the American workers. As Memorial Day unofficially marks the beginning of summer, Labor Day unofficially marks the end of summer. Here are some other facts about Labor Day and American workers: 1894 – Congress makes Labor Day a National Holiday 1950 – 40% of all American workers were part of a union. In 2017 a mere 11% belonged to a union. Top 5 – Most popular destinations to spend Labor Day are New York City, Las...Read more


September 5, 2018

Credit Card Processing for Auto Repair Shops

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Chosen Payments is a preferred credit card processor of ATRA (Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association). We earned this status by having years of serving the automotive industry and having staff with years of experience working in the automotive industry. Hiring experts with experience in the vertical industries we serve allows us to provide our famed White Glove Service by having the knowledge of the unique needs are of auto repair shops. Because we serve many auto repair shops across the country, we know what is important, what should be important and what shop owners are missing when shopping for a credit...Read more


August 29, 2018

About Venmo and Privacy

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You may remember last week that Chosen Payments shared information with you about the risk of using peer-to-peer networks such as Venmo for making payments. We strongly suggested that you know who you are exchanging money with because each transaction carries a significant risk that is much greater than simply using or accepting credit cards. While the cost of using a company like Square to accept credit cards is significantly higher than using a traditional processor like Chosen Payments, the transaction is much more secure and private and virtually anyone can accept credit cards using an aggregator. Venmo not only...Read more


August 23, 2018

Friday Fun Facts

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Move Over Uber – Scooters Disrupting the Ride Business First there were shared cars. Move over Uber and Lyft! Shared scooters are taking over short city rides. But, not without problems. Because of errant crashes, collisions with pedestrians and leaving them in places they shouldn’t be, the poor scooters are being torched, jammed into toilets, tossed off balconies, hurled into garbage bins and decorated with dog poop. Scooters hit cities like Venice Beach, San Diego and Cleveland. The posh city of Beverly Hills has banned them. Denver police impound them when spotted. Pages dedicated to the destruction and mutilation of...Read more


August 22, 2018

Hazards of using Venmo

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Using money exchanging apps like PayPal, Venmo and Zelle have become commonplace in our electronic society. They are great for transferring money between friends, family members and complete strangers. All one needs is a bank account, email address or phone number. But, how safe are these apps? The Federal Trade Commission added online payment systems to its complaint database last year as more scams appear on social media sites. An example of a scam is someone pretending to have concert tickets they are selling with a promise to mail them or provide an electronic code once the money is received....Read more


August 17, 2018

Friday Fun Facts

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Unique Items Left in Uber Sometimes things get left behind in Uber vehicles as people are in a hurry, intoxicated, distracted or perhaps they just don’t want the item anymore. Some of the more unique things left with Uber drivers include divorce papers, gold (teeth) grills with diamonds, a 1.3-carat round diamond, a marriage certificate, a box full of hair extensions, a bulletproof vest, a leaf blower, laundry hamper, a tuxedo, a college diploma and Super Man’s red cape.   Man Spanks Hippo at Los Angeles Zoo – Charges Likely A man hopped a fence at the Los Angeles Zoo...Read more


August 15, 2018

Online Merchant Reports

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Every day, our call center receives calls requesting information or assistance for things that can easily be handled with our free Online Reporting system. The system is full of many bells, whistles and power features that can simplify many of the jobs associated with handling credit cards.   Setting Controls Account owners can set up multiple logins for employees so each can have their own unique password and the owner can define what access each employee has and what tools they can use. For instance, perhaps you don’t want an employee issuing refunds or credits without approval. They can be...Read more


August 9, 2018

Friday Fun Facts

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Funeral Business Using Questionable Ads Beyond, a funeral price comparison site has released a holiday-style ad showing a couple running to the beach carrying surfboards shaped like coffins. Another ad features a mock flu medication ad and asks “Headaches?”, “Aches and pains?”, “Sore throat?”, and adds, “better write your will then”. Another one shows a young woman planning her funeral in the style of preparing for a wedding, and features the caption: “For that perfect look on your big day.” A statement about the campaign on Beyond’s website reads: “So, these advertisements are a tad… edgier. And, that’s deliberate. You...Read more

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