Tired of earning next to nothing on your savings? Meet someone making 13% by simply doing what the bank does.
Consumer watchdogs want to stop banks from offering short-term, high-cost advances on paychecks and other direct deposits.
The $25 billion mortgage settlement that will ease the pain for many borrowers doesn't liberate lenders from future losses or years of litigation.
The hip-hop mogul reduces monthly fees on his prepaid RushCards by as much as 40% as customer base expands.
Pawnshops are all over reality TV these days and seem to be trying to polish their image.
Meanwhile, the number of people filing for bankruptcy fell sharply. Don't count on that to last.
That first easy loan can lead to an endless cycle of ever-growing payments before you know it. Make sure you don't slide down this slippery slope.
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