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August 3, 2018

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Idaho Troopers Issue “Too Slow” Tickets Idaho State Police are enforcing a new law targeting slow drivers using the passing lanes of highways. Since the law took effect July 1, two drivers have been cited for driving too slow. Police gave warnings to three other drivers. People expect general traffic to stay in the right lane and leave the left lanes open for passing. The law doesn’t specify how much time it should take for slow cars to move over to the right lane. Drivers who hold up traffic by going below the speed limit in the left lane face...Read more


August 1, 2018

Interchange Rates

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Interchange Rates – Who Gets the Money? There is no doubt that accepting credit cards costs money. Money that comes right off your bottom line profit. There is also no doubt that Merchant Services Providers or more simply known as Credit Card Processors want your business. It’s a very competitive market out there. When any kind of vendor competes for your business, it results in favorable pricing for you, the “consumer” of the product or service. As the competition tries to undercut the price of competitors, this results in lower pricing for you. However, not all pricing can be negotiated...Read more


July 27, 2018

Friday Fun Facts

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Baby Born in Chik-fil-A Bathroom with Lifetime Pirks You’ve probably heard about Gracelyn Mae Violet Griffin by now. She was born in the bathroom of a Chick-fil-A in San Antonio. Here’s what you didn’t know. Her birth certificate reads “Born in Chick-fil-A. She will get all the free food she wants – for life. Her dad is listed as the Delivering Physician. A chicken nugget-themed first birthday is already being planned at the restaurant. She has a job offer to work at Chick-fil-A when she turns 16. Her dad, Robert used the shirt off of his back to wrap her...Read more


July 25, 2018

Never Run Declined Cards Multiple Times

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You’ve just provided service for a client and you attempt to run their credit card for payment and the card declines. This is always disheartening. You may be inclined to try to run the card again, “just in case”. You run the card a second time a few hours later or the next day and again it is declined.  Your next thought will probably be to try the card again. Don’t do it! This is the moment that you need to reach out to your client and ask for another form of payment. Even if the card does go through...Read more


July 20, 2018

Friday Fun Facts

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Stories From Uber Drivers There is no doubt that driving for Uber must be interesting with the variety of people drivers meet.  Some of the most bizarre requests reported by Uber drivers include an offer to provide a sexual favor as a tip since a female passenger had no cash, requests for specific music, a scavenger hunt that included obtaining a kiss from an Uber driver and four elderly ladies wanting their driver to smoke weed, drink Fireball and go skinny-dipping with them. They get to see a lot of weird things like a popular NFL player dressed in a...Read more


July 17, 2018

Accept Checks Without Risk or Delay

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In the past, check writing was a common method of paying bills and transacting business. While not as common as they were in the past, they are still a viable option for collecting money owed to you. In fact, the more methods you offer your customers to pay, the more profitable your business will be. It’s a fact. People like doing business with companies that accept a variety of payments from major credit cards to ApplePay, GooglePay, SamsungPay, PayPal and even Venmo is gaining popularity. We have seen a number of merchants who have implemented policies that prohibit consumers from...Read more


July 13, 2018

Friday Fun Facts

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Shuttle Service Offers Free Rides – If You Sing Forget about making awkward conversation with your Uber driver. Fortum, a clean energy company based in Europe has reinvented the concept of singing for your supper. Instead, you can get a free ride in the “Singalong Shuffle. As part of a new promotion, people can get a free ride as long as they sing the entire duration of the ride in a BMW i3. If someone stops singing along with a tablet device that contains song choices and lyrics, you get booted out faster than three strikes in the Cash Cab....Read more


July 11, 2018

Should Your Business Accept Bitcoin Payments?

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In the recent years, the term “bitcoin” has become more prominent in business discussion. If you are technically savvy, you probably have an understanding of this cyber currency. If you are like most, you probably have no clue. Have any of your customers asked if they can pay by bitcoin? If not, that probably answers the question about whether your business should take them or not. The day is likely coming that your customers probably will ask about these payments so consider this blog to be a basic tutorial.   What Is Bitcoin? Bitcoin is a virtual currency used to...Read more


July 5, 2018

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“Dead Woman” Found Alive in Morgue Fridge A woman was discovered alive in a morgue refrigerator shortly after being declared deceased in a car crash. Mortuary workers found the woman breathing hours after being certified dead at the scene by paramedics just outside Carletonville, southwest of Johannesburg. The unnamed woman from Gauteng had “showed no signs of life” following the traffic accident in the early hours of June 24. She was found alive in the morgue fridge after being ejected in the vehicle accident. After being discovered alive, the woman was taken to Carletonville hospital where she is now recovering....Read more


June 29, 2018

Friday Fun Facts

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Man Mistakenly Released from Jail, Brought Back by Wife 2 Hours Later 38-year-old James Rynerson from Colorado, imprisoned for menacing, disorderly conduct and trespass charges, was accidentally released from prison after guards mixed him up with another inmate, Marvin March. Rynerson said nothing when he was given March’s paperwork to sign, as well as his clothes, leather jacket and debit card, and no one checked his wristband as he left. Guards realized the error only when March approached a deputy to ask him when he would be released. Rynerson thought that the event was a stroke of good fortune and...Read more

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