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ERISA 01.30.2020

Four Ways the Newly-Released SECURE Act with Affect Your Retirement

President Trump recently signed into effect one of the most dynamic transformations to retirement planning in recent years. The SECURE Act, or the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act, creates numerous provisions to…
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Four Ways the Newly-Released SECURE Act with Affect Your Retirement
Court Bonds 01.30.2020

How to Set Up a Trust

A trust is created when the trustor, grantor, or settlor transfers property to the trustee, who will efficiently manage the property for the beneficiaries. A trust is one slice of a comprehensive estate plan, partnered…
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How to Set Up a Trust
Fidelity Bonds 01.29.2020

6 Cyber Security Tips for Small Businesses

In this digital province where everyone’s information is found online, it’s a no brainer to make cyber security a priority. When protecting your business and its valuable data, it’s never a smart idea to cut…
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6 Cyber Security Tips for Small Businesses
Court Bonds 01.29.2020

What is a Receiver and What Do They Do?

A receiver is an individual selected by the court to receive power, property, and assets of a firm pending an ultimate decision of a lawsuit. Receivers are chosen by the court, government, or contract. Per…
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What is a Receiver and What Do They Do?
Contract Surety 01.28.2020

Benefits of the Partnership Account for Associations

Our Partnership Account has helped streamline the bonding and insurance process for industry associations and their members. The Partnership Account is a business arrangement between Colonial Surety and industry associations that can help generate revenue…
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Benefits of the Partnership Account for Associations
Surety Bonds 01.28.2020

Colorado Lost Instrument Bond

In the state of Colorado, a lost instrument surety bond is required to protect against losses of financial securities, like checks, stock certificates, mortgages, certificates of deposits, money orders, bankbooks, unclaimed property, promissory notes, life…
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Colorado Lost Instrument Bond
License & Permit Bonds 01.28.2020

A Licensing Guide for South Carolina Residential Builders

In South Carolina, home builders must follow specific steps in order to be officially licensed and carry out future projects. Though the licensing process for residential builders can be relatively simple, there are critical events…
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A Licensing Guide for South Carolina Residential Builders
License & Permit Bonds 01.27.2020

How to Start your Cemetery Business the Right Way

A cemetery extends caring and thoughtful services for those who are affected by a loved one’s passing. Their chief objective is to create a clean plot of ground for burial, as well as providing cremation,…
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How to Start your Cemetery Business the Right Way
Surety Bonds 01.27.2020

Which Types of Alabama Public Officials Require a Surety Bond?

Prior to assuming office, myriad Alabama public officials need to file a surety bond as a prerequisite to commencing their term. Below, we will discuss a number of categories of public officials who statutorily require…
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Which Types of Alabama Public Officials Require a Surety Bond?