Author Archives: Tim Gatewood

About Tim Gatewood

55+, male, widowed/single. Customs Broker, Notary Public, Signing Agent, Writer, and Ordained Minister. #catdaddy Science fiction and fantasy fan, avid reader, Founder of the Darrell Awards. Author of _Getting Started As A Notary Signing Agent_ (available from Please be kind to one another.

Training for NSAs – 2020

I encourage people to look at YouTube videos before spending money for training. Not everyone learns the same way. One person might understand Carol Ray at Notary2Pro better. Another might get more from Bill Soroka at Notary Coach (Sign and … Continue reading

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Stop Focusing on How Much Others Get Paid

If you’re looking at a Settlement Statement or Closing Disclosure and you see a line item for notary services, you may wonder why the lender charges so much — especially if you know that notary signing agents or mobile notaries … Continue reading

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On the Non-Borrowing Spouse

On the Non-Borrowing Spouse by Tim Gatewood I think there’s some confusion over what “the law” requires versus what lenders want. First, each state has state law that spells out who has an ownership interest in the real estate when … Continue reading

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News on Notary Memphis

Due to the Covid-19 virus pandemic, Notary Memphis is closed until further notice. During this break, we recommend you check with PakMail at 2809 Kirby Rd, Suite 116, Memphis 38119 for their notary’s hours. Also, some UPS Stores may have … Continue reading

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More Thoughts on Notaries Fees

As I’ve mentioned in previous articles here on the subject of notary fees, there are good and sufficient reasons for not answering the “what do I charge?” question. There are zero good reasons for answering it and doing so may … Continue reading

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