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Detroit: You Know You're Wealthy When...

Jun 4, 2013
How do you know you're wealthy? Here's what people in a city that's $15 billion in debt had to say.
Posted In: Detroit, wealth, poverty, Personal Finance

Dallas: You Know You're Wealthy When...

Apr 9, 2013
We've been going around the country since the beginning of the year, asking people to finish this sentence: You know you're wealthy, when...
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St. Louis: You Know You're Wealthy When...

Mar 25, 2013
In this installment of Marketplace's "You Know You're Wealthy When" series, we traveled to Saint Louis to ask residents of the Midwestern city what being wealthy means to them.
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Baltimore: You know you're wealthy when...

Mar 1, 2013
People from Baltimore finish the sentence, "You know you're wealthy when..."
Posted In: Baltimore, wealth

New Orleans residents: You know you're wealthy when...

Jan 28, 2013
In the third installment of Marketplace's "You Know You're Wealthy When" series, we traveled to New Orleans to ask residents of "The Big Easy" what being wealthy means to them.
Posted In: Wealth and Poverty, wealth, New Orleans

D.C. residents: You know you're wealthy when...

Jan 17, 2013
How do you define wealth? Chime in and let us know how you would finish this sentence: "You know you're wealthy when..."
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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. 

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