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It's Not Your Fault

Oct 14, 2011
Some 23 million Americans are unemployed and working fewer hours than they would like. The worst labor market since the 1930s is harsh on everyone...
Posted In: Economics, Guest blogger

The health toll of bad economic times

Oct 13, 2011
The Great Recession and continuing high unemployment during the Anemic Recovery is taking its toll on our mental and physical health. A handful of...
Posted In: Economics, Health

Angels are returning

Oct 11, 2011
Angels are mostly entrepreneurs and former entrepreneurs that invest in bootstrap companies too young and raw to attract the attention and money of...
Posted In: Economics, Investing

Top ten list on financial literacy

Oct 7, 2011
Financial literacy matters more than before. Yet it's a safe bet that most young people don't learn much about personal finance at school-...
Posted In: Education, Guest Post

Investors to risk: Fuggettaboutit

Oct 3, 2011
It has been a lousy month and miserable quarter for investors. Everything was down in September except long government bonds, according to data...
Posted In: Economics, Investing

Community capital

Sep 30, 2011
Investing has become synonymous with Wall Street. It's all about stocks, bonds, international equities, sovereign debts, blue chip corporate bonds,...
Posted In: Guest blogger, Investing

The debit card future--or not

Sep 29, 2011
An internal management memo says Bank of America plans on charging customers a $5 monthly fee for making debit-card purchases starting early next...
Posted In: Banks, Personal Finance

A bad decade for college grads

Sep 28, 2011
It has been a rough decade for college grads when it comes to earnings, especially men....
Posted In: college

The health benefit cost trend--Up

Sep 26, 2011
We're heading into the open enrollment season for benefits at many companies. When it comes to employer-sponsored health insurance plans it's a...
Posted In: benefits, Health

Buy used: save bucks, live better

Sep 23, 2011
Our guest blogger this week is J.D.Roth and his topic is buying used. He's the founder of the personal finance blog, GetRichSlowly....
Posted In: featured@, Personal Finance

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A near billion dollar company, World Finance is the largest of an often-overlooked breed of high-cost lender: installment lenders. Ranging from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars, the loans typically last anywhere from six months to three years. The industry boasts millions of customers and over 4,000 locations across at least 19 states, mostly in the south and Midwest, and touts the product as a consumer-friendly alternative to payday loans. World and its competitors gouge borrowers with unnecessary insurance products and persuade their customers to renew their loans over and over again, creating a cycle of debt that often grinds on for years.