Test Blog

I have a wealth of blog content from the past 11 years on my previous employer’s website. To make posts easier to find, I’ve categorized them on an Archives page.


Hierarchy of payments

I recently saw a social media post ranking NFL quarterbacks into tiers. This got me thinking about random hierarchies like the food pyramid and Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, which led to the idea of a hierarchy of payments. I’ve always […]


Is it time for a rate increase?

I’ve been preparing for an upcoming speaking engagement for the Alliance of Indiana Rural Water’s annual Leadership Summit where one of my topics will be “Is it Time for a Rate Increase?” One of the points I make in this […]


Neither snow nor rain nor…

We’ve all heard it, “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds”. As familiar as this is, surprisingly, it isn’t actually the official motto of the US […]


Expectations & Experiences 2022

Each year for the past several years, fiserv has published a report of consumer payment trends. I find these to be interesting and informative and I’ve used them as the source for previous newsletters. Interestingly, the title of the most […]


Does this sound familiar…?

You’ve experienced this before, haven’t you? A customer calls, frustrated and angry, because they “paid online” and still were charged a late fee or, worse yet, disconnected for non-payment. Of course, by “paid online”, they don’t mean they paid using […]


What’s it all about…?

As I mentioned in the last Utility Information Pipeline, I’m now a freelance consultant. When you find yourself out of work with no warning (as I did four weeks ago), you pivot to what you know best. For me, that’s […]


A Fresh Start

You may be surprised to see an email from this platform again, as it was replaced last year by a different platform that integrated with the CRM software used by Edmunds GovTech. However, as of last Friday, I’m no longer […]