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Loan sharks target new victims via WhatsApp and Facebook

Criminals have been using social media – from dating sites to local community groups – to find, threaten and control people in debtLocal WhatsApp groups have been one of the silver linings of the pandemic, creating community ties and support networks. Yet loan sharks are increasingly using these groups to extort money from their victims, according to England’s Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT), an organisation that prosecutes illegal lenders and supports victims.Such lenders are also targeting t...
Tags: Facebook, England, Crime, Money, Social Networking, Social Media, Society, UK News, Consumer affairs, Scams, Whatsapp, Digital Media, Illegal Money Lending Team IMLT, IMLT, Tony Quigley


Law Firm Consolidation — Perpetually Out Of Reach? [Sponsored]

What are the barriers to a wave of mergers? And if the barriers were removed, would significant consolidation actually happen?
Tags: Money, Law, Biglaw, Sponsored Content, Recruiters, Law Firm Mergers, Michael Allen, Headhunters / Recruiters, Lateral Link, Am Law


4 Steps For A Stress-Free Home Insurance Claim

Whether it’s your car, your home or even your business, insurance can protect you against disaster in all aspects of your life. It helps you manage the financial burden during difficult... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Money, Parenting, Insurance, Money Tips, Steps For A Stress Free Home Insurance Claim


Top 25 Biglaw Firm Hands Out Even More Money (On Top Of Bonuses)

This firm cares about its everyone's mental health, and they're paying for it.
Tags: Money, Law, Mental Health, Bonuses, Biglaw, Health & Wellness, Goodwin Procter, Well-Being Week in Law


World’s Largest Law Firm Announces Special Bonuses

Finally! Associates are very happy right now.
Tags: Money, Law, Bonuses, Biglaw, Dentons, Associate Bonus Watch 2021


For peat’s sake, get to the crux of the matter | Letter

Readers respond to an article on the battle to burn England’s moorlandsWhy is an otherwise balanced article on the importance of peat bogs (‘It has become them and us’: the battle to burn England’s moorlands, 1 May) framed by the grouse moor landowners’ point of view, beginning with the title and ending with a gamekeeper’s claim that without grouse moors the Yorkshire Dales “wouldn’t be beautiful”?Burning what is recognised as the UK’s equivalent of the Amazon rainforest – upland peat bog – in o...
Tags: Amazon, UK, England, Money, Climate Change, Animals, Environment, UK News, Wildlife, Yorkshire, Hunting, Inequality, Land Rights, Yorkshire Dales, Class issues


A Deep Dive Into The 2021 Am Law 100 Rankings [Sponsored]

Last year was a difficult year for so many industries but a shockingly good one for Biglaw, at least in terms of metrics like gross revenue, revenue per lawyer, and profits per partner.
Tags: Money, Law, Rankings, Biglaw, Sponsored Content, Partner Issues, Lateral Link, Partner Profits, Am Law 100


Wage Garnishment: What Are the Limits and Do You Have the Right to Object?

If a person has fallen behind on their debts, they may have collection companies threatening to garnish their wages. Is the practice of garnishing wages legal? Is there any limit that the debt collector must follow? For those who find themselves in this situation, this article will answer these questions and more below. What to […] The post Wage Garnishment: What Are the Limits and Do You Have the Right to Object? appeared first on Not So Average Mama.
Tags: Deals, Legal, Money, Law, Job, Did You Know


How Much Are In-House Counsel Making? 

Take our anonymous survey and help us share this crucial information.
Tags: Money, Law, Compensation, Surveys, General Counsel, In-House Counsel, Job Searches, In-House Salaries, General Counsel Compensation


Earnings insurance ‘should be permanent feature of UK welfare system’

Resolution Foundation says pandemic has highlighted pre-crisis flaws in welfare stateThe government needs to learn lessons from its furlough scheme and make earnings insurance a permanent feature of a radically reformed welfare system, a thinktank has said.The Resolution Foundation, which focuses on the needs of middle- and low-income households, said emergency action during the pandemic had protected living standards but also highlighted pre-crisis flaws in the welfare state. Continue reading.....
Tags: Business, UK, Money, Insurance, UK News, Insurance industry, Resolution Foundation, UK job furlough scheme


Can magic mushrooms really help you understand bitcoin?

That’s what one German billionaire says. But it’s not why the Aztecs and the hippies were such fansName: The shroom boom.Age: Ancient rock art in Castilla-La Mancha in Spain suggests that Psilocybe hispanica, one of the mushrooms that contains the psychoactive compound psilocybin, was taken in religious ceremonies as long as 6,000 years ago. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Business, Money, Spain, Life and style, Society, Mental Health, Depression, Health & wellbeing, Aztecs, Castilla La Mancha


Are Billing Rates Too Darn High?

It probably depends on who we're talking about.
Tags: Money, Supreme Court, Law, Eric Holder, Biglaw, Counsel, Thinking Like A Lawyer Podcast, Featured Podcasts


Associate Salaries Are COVID Proof

The pandemic didn't have a negative impact on junior associate salaries -- quite the opposite.
Tags: Money, Law, Trivia Question of the Day, National Association for Law Placement (NALP


First-Year Associate Salaries Are Up, But Is It Time For Another Raise?

The pandemic couldn't stop salaries from climbing. Is it time for a $200K first-year salary?
Tags: Money, Law, Biglaw, Associate Salaries, National Association for Law Placement (NALP


More Special Bonus Good News For Biglaw Associates!

Toot toot! Another firm gets on board with special bonuses.
Tags: Money, Law, Bonuses, Biglaw, Baker Botts, Spring Bonuses, Biglaw Associates, Special Bonuses, Associate Bonus Watch 2021


Top-Ranked Biglaw Firm Announces Market Bonuses, But Only For Associates In Some Offices

Oof. Associates who won't be receiving matching bonuses are 'pissed.'
Tags: Money, Law, Bonuses, Biglaw, Norton Rose Fulbright, Associate Bonus Watch 2021



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