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Dump that internship

Jun 15, 2012
Spending summers working for no money seems like something students must do to land a job after graduation. But author Ross Perlin says there's more value in flipping burgers during the school break.
Posted In: Commentary, internships, Jobs, employment, college

To pay or not to pay your kids?

Jun 15, 2012
A father tackles the difficult question of how to dole out allowance to his children.
Posted In: Commentaries, children, allowance, Personal Finance

We can all help Greece avoid default

Jun 14, 2012
Commentator Todd Buchholz says we just need to go there on vacation.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, Greek debt, tourism, Greece

SCOTUS decision on health care law may spark more options

Jun 13, 2012
Commentator Robert Reich says health insurance lobby could unwittingly revive the "public option."
Posted In: health care reform law, health care, Affordable Care Act

A thin line between health and unhealthy obsession

Jun 12, 2012
The high-tech activity gadget Fitbit helps people track their steps. But some people may take using these types of devices a step too far.
Posted In: Health, fitness

Should the government help you lose weight?

Jun 8, 2012
Obesity is a recognized problem, but commentator Justin Wilson says it's a problem that's best solved by personal choices, not government intervention.
Posted In: Commentaries, obesity, Michael Bloomberg

College grads, please don't hurt us

Jun 8, 2012
Author Charles Wheelan asks recent college grads to not use their new knowledge for evil.
Posted In: commencement, college grads, college degree, evil

Ponzify: Silicon Valley's next hot IPO

Jun 8, 2012
A prospectus for Silicon Valley's next hot tech stock offering, where nothing could possibly go wrong. It's a company called Ponzify.
Posted In: humor, ponzi, IPO

What Mayor Bloomberg should ban next

Jun 5, 2012
Writers at the web magazine Brokelyn say banning Big Gulps isn't enough.
Posted In: New York City, Michael Bloomberg

Breaking a buck

Jun 1, 2012
Money market mutual funds are just as vulnerable to the temperaments of Wall Street.
Posted In: Commentaries, Chris Farrell, money market mutual funds

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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.