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Social Security recipients, beware banks pushing personal loans

Going paperless with Social Security checks seemed fine, but banks have started targeting recipients with their high-cost personal loans...
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The economy may be rising, but what about our personal finances?

Americans are optimistic that the U.S. economy will improve, but their outlook on their own personal finances is much less rosy. READ ON…
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Payday loan alternatives are often more expensive

Many payday loan alternatives offered by banks and credit unions are just as – if not more – expensive than same day loans themselves…
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