Finance

6 Important Steps for Improving Your Financial Health

Financial health is arguably as important as physical health. But unfortunately, many households aren’t particularly healthy. In fact, according to MarketWatch research1, half of Americans are barely making it from one paycheck to the next. Anyone who has struggled to pay the bills knows how stressful this can be. For many of these individuals and

How to Get a Loan with Bad Credit

There are many options for consumers to consider when researching how to get a loan with bad credit. Consumers look into these options for lots of reasons. Some common reasons the consumers consider requesting loans for bad credit include avoiding late fees on a credit card payment, emergency home or vehicle repair, or to cover
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Why Easy Payday Loans Could Soon Be Hard to Get

For years, easy payday loans have provided a financial lifeline for millions of Americans facing unexpected expenses or variable incomes. However, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has had payday lenders in its sights almost since the watchdog agency was created following the economic crisis of 2008. How the CFPB Threatens the Future of Easy Payday
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Utah Payday Loan Stores Face Rapid Decline in Numbers

Payday loan stores first began appearing in Utah around 1984. According to the Deseret Morning News, by November 2005, the state boasted more than 380 payday lenders. Business was thriving, due in part to Utah’s laws that were relatively friendly to the industry. However, in 2016, almost 17 percent of the storefronts in the state

Despite Detractors, Payday Loans are Often Helpful

Comedian Sarah Silverman performed in a skit about payday loans for “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.” While in character, she said, “If you’re considering taking out an advance payday loan, I’d like to tell you about a great alternative. It’s called ‘Anything Else’.” This statement certainly highlights the negative feelings that people have about

Payday Loans Online: A Convenience — or a Trap?

The Internet can be a wonderful tool that allows users to accomplish many tasks without ever leaving home. They can view weekly ads for local grocery stores, check their bank balance, communicate with family members, conduct research for a term paper or handle many other chores that were once possible only in person or over

Payday Loans and the Borrower’s FICO Credit Score

When it comes to payday loans, there are many myths and misconceptions about whether a short-term loan can help borrowers boost their credit scores to qualify for better conventional credit cards or lower-interest loans. The complete answer is complex. While some borrowers might see a slight improvement in their FICO scores after taking out a

Questioning the Payday Loan Industry’s Annual Percentage Rates and Fees

Lender matching services like Personal Money Store and lenders that offer payday loans online and in storefronts advertise small, short-term loans as a quick fix to temporary financial difficulties. After a short request procedure, approved consumers are able to receive the money inside of the store within a few hours or have it deposited into

The Negative Repercussions of a Payday Loan Ban

Let’s say certain consumer advocate groups got their way; what would the effects of a payday loan ban be? Certain demographics would lack access to credit (though some assert harmful credit), or would use potentially worse forms, among other potential effects. First effects of payday loan ban are denying supply, not demand The primary effects

Credit union payday loans among growing alternatives

For a sector that prides itself on its virtue, credit union payday loans don’t seem a likely product to exist. However, despite the stigma of the product and the industry, credit unions and other entities are slowly taking an alternative product mainstream. Slow growth in credit union payday loans Payday and other short term loan