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How 5 People Thought Outside The Box And Paid Off Their Student Loan Debt By Age 30

Posted 10.16.2016 | Education

Student debt can be a huge burden that sticks with us for years, even decades past graduation day. But it doesn’t have to. We teamed up with State F...

How Bernie Sanders Plans to Transform the Postal Service and Help Millions in Poverty

Michael Sainato | Posted 11.03.2016 | Politics
Michael Sainato

Millions of low-income Americans depend on check cashing institutions, pawn shops, and payday loans to fulfill much of their banking needs. These places are notorious for ripping people off and serves as one of the countless barriers that keep poor people impoverished.

Zach Carter

Republicans Try To Strip Predatory Lending Protections For American Troops, Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans are again attacking measures aimed at protecting U.S. troops from predatory lending practices, two weeks after a simil...

CFPB Must Rein in Predatory Payday Lenders with Strong Regulations

NCLR Action Fund | Posted 04.13.2015 | Politics
NCLR Action Fund

Low income working families seeking to simply pay the bills confront an array of challenges these days. "Payday lenders" are taking advantage of a borrower's precarious financial state and profit from pushing low-income families deeper into debt and poverty.

Florida Lenders Skirt State Law To 'Prey On The Desperate'

ProPublica | Paul Kiel | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics

This story was co-published with The Tampa Bay Times. When Florida lawmakers banned high-interest car title loans in 2000, then-Gov. Jeb Bush procl...

Common 'Cents': Money Tips for the Working Poor -- Avoid Financial Traps

Ryan Mack | Posted 03.24.2013 | Business
Ryan Mack

If you saw a check cashing store, a corner store loaded with pre-debit cards for sale, a Rent-A-Center and a payday loan facility, would you think you were in Beverly Hills? Of course not! The answer lies in the basic premise of capitalism -- go where you can "capitalize" on opportunity.

Catherine New

Stopping Lawless Debt Collectors From Harassing You

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 03.01.2012 | Money

Cebilla DeCastro still disconnects her phone at night, afraid of the calls from creditors. The 48-year-old prep cook filed for bankruptcy in June 2...

Chris Kirkham

At Fort Sill, High-Interest Lenders Circle The Gates

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Kirkham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The following story has been reposted in partnership with The Dylan Ratigan Show's week long "No Way To Live" series on the financial crisis and its i...