Tag Archive: loans

Jul 02

Push to rein in predatory payday and auto title lending gains momentum

In an effort to rein in abusive practices by payday and auto title loan businesses, Midland is the latest municipality to pass Texas’ unified ordinance, which sets basic affordability standards for payday and auto title loans and helps borrowers avoid a never-ending cycle of debt. “Our state has some of the most lax oversight of payday and auto title …

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Apr 26

Edu-pay-tion

We may as well call it “Edu-pay-tion,” as far as many prospective students are concerned.  The cost of a college degree has risen 1,120 percent since 1978, but wages have increased a mere 6 percent during that same period. The national collective college debt is more than $1 trillion.  We have college grads mired in …

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Feb 04

Financial Freedom Course slated

Starting on Sunday afternoon, February 16th, I will teach the eight-week “Financial Freedom Course” at the Full Gospel Holy Temple Church located at 331 E. Pittman St in Longview.  The time of the class is from 5:30-7:30 P.M. each Sunday.  A nursery will be provided.  The cost of the course is $20 per family for …

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Aug 07

When personalized becomes predatory: Advertisers set their strategies according to damaging stereotypes.

What do you think of when you hear the words “internet surveillance”? If you’ve been following the news, you might be thinking about the National Security Agency’s PRISM spying program. Or maybe you’re recalling debates about the age-old battle between security and liberty and deciding where to draw the line. That’s not the whole story, …

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May 15

Bank of America’s healthier roots

Founder Amadeo P. Giannini built a booming business while helping others improve their lot and their communities. By Chuck Collins and Scott Klinger The father of Bank of America wouldn’t recognize it today. The “built-to-last” institution he founded has turned into a “built-to-loot” operation obsessed with short-term gains. Amadeo P. Giannini built Bank of America …

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Feb 07

Take ‘America Saves Week’ to heart

By Jason Alderman After four years of coping with a stagnant economy, probably the last thing you want to hear is how important it is to sock away money for a rainy day – you already know that. But hear me out, just in case. Those who struggle with long-term unemployment or under-employment often simply …

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