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Aug 08 2015

Discriminatory Lending Honda Finance Division Makes $25 Million Settlement

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By Nicole James Scott/North Dallas Gazette After a probe by the Department of Justice American Honda Finance will pay $24 million to African-American, Hispanic and Asian and Pacific Islanders who were overcharged higher interest rates on car loans. An additional $1 million will be paid to fund a consumer financial program. According to the DOJ …

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Aug 07 2015

Student Loans: Pitfalls to Avoid

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By Charlene Crowell/NNPA Columnist If you are a college student, a recent college graduate or even a college drop-out, student loan debt is not only likely, but probable. Among Black families, more than half – 52 percent – borrow for college costs, according to the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL). Additionally, paying off college loans …

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Aug 01 2015

Dealing with Donald Trump

By Star Parker A businessman once told me that in business, when things are not working, sometimes you have to “throw a brick through the window.” Sometimes shock is the only thing that will shake up an entrenched status quo. A brick smashing through glass might be the only thing that will get attention. Donald …

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Jul 24 2015

Key to Financial Success: Get Out, Stay Out of Debt

Free Financial Freedom Course starts August 3 at Longview Dream Center By Caleb Ray Coates Starting on Monday, August 3rd, we will begin another eight-week “Financial Freedom Course”. This time it will be held at the Longview Dream Center, located at 803 Gilmer Road in Longview. The time of the class is from 6:30-8:30 P.M. …

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Jul 19 2015

Congress Urges Stronger Actions Against Payday Loan Vendors

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will provide $32 million in relief to consumers who were caught in a maze of charges and fees designed to trap them in payday loans they never authorized. The enforcement action announced July 7, affects two lenders based in Kansas City, Mo. who operated as many as 16 different businesses …

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Jul 03 2015

Key to Financial Success: Get out, stay out of debt

Free Financial Freedom Course starts August 3 at Longview Dream Center By Caleb Ray Coates Starting on Monday, August 3rd, we will begin another eight-week “Financial Freedom Course”. This time it will be held at the Longview Dream Center, located at 803 Gilmer Road in Longview. The time of the class is from 6:30-8:30 P.M. …

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Jun 29 2015

Tightening Whose Belt?

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As a millennial, I take the push to ditch the estate tax personally. By Josh Hoxie Listening to so-called fiscal conservatives like Representatives Kevin Brady and Mike Kelly, you’d think we were in a desperate fight for survival, with the national debt threatening our future. “I cannot in good conscience support adding more debt to …

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Dec 15 2013

Payday Lenders Pimping Again

We all know how the holiday season can stretch family budgets to the limit. Starting before Halloween, consumers are bombarded by commercials selling sparkling jewels, the latest high-tech craze or the newest must-have toy. It’s no wonder that more and more strapped-for-cash Texans may be tempted to turn to payday and auto title loans as …

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