Archive | March 5, 2009

Timely Topic: Insuring Your Debtors With Receivables Insurance

About a year ago, I wrote an article for Scrapbook Business magazine that seems very timely right now in light of the current situation with CK Media and its problems paying its creditors. The article was called Insuring Your Debtors: An Introduction to Receivables Insurance.

Basically, using receivables insurance, if you don’t get paid for a debt that you are owed, you can file an insurance claim and receive payment through that avenue. If you are owed money that you can’t afford to not receive, receivables insurance can provide you an important safety net.

The ABC’s of receivables insurance are laid out in my article with the help of Gene Goudy, a Senior VP of ARI Global, a brokerage firm which specializes in receivables insurance.

Given the current business climate in our industry, I thought it was important to bring this tool to everyone’s attention again.

Special thanks to Scrapbook Business magazine for granting me permission to redistribute the article through Scrapbook Update! If you’d like to learn more about Scrapbook Business, you can subscribe via their website or even read the Jan/Feb issue online for free!


A Chance To Win Another Scrapbook Mystery Book To Read!

paper-scissors-death-coverAnother author has stepped up to provide Scrapbook Update readers with the chance to win some scrapbook-themed mystery reading! If you’ve been around scrapbooking for awhile in the U.S, you may remember Joanna Campbell Slan. She’s written for Memory Makers and Creating Keepsakes, and had books published about scrapbooking, before moving to the U.K. and starting a scrapbooking contest there.

Now Joanna has started writing a series of scrapbook-themed mysteries. The first one – Paper, Scissors, Death – is already available. The second book – Cut, Crop & Die – will be out this summer and is already available for pre-order at Amazon. (I love those titles! Paper, Scissors, Death – that’s what happens at my house if my husband says anything bad about my scrapbook pages!)

The heroine of the books is Kiki Lowenstein, a mom who scrapbooks. Her life gets turned upside down in the first book when her husband is found dead…and after his college girlfriend is found dead she becomes the prime suspect.

So, if you’d like the chance to win one of two copies of Paper, Scissors, Death to read, just follow the usual rules: Make a post in the comment section of this post before Midnight eastern time next Wednesday night (March 11th). To make sure you don’t miss being notified if you win, make sure to include a valid email address when you post. (The addresses aren’t included with your public post and are only used by Scrapbook Update to notify the winners if they don’t respond to the public announcement of winners.) One entry per person, thanks!

Good luck – and happy reading – everyone!