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Join the live discussion on military lending

May 22, 2013
We're hosting a live chat on our investigative series on predatory lending to soldiers and their families.

Why military personnel fall prey to payday lenders

May 17, 2013
The government provides countless resources to help military families with financial literacy and even offers low interest loans to help them in times of emergency. So, why are many troops opting to take out risky payday loans instead?

Protecting troops from a different kind of harm — predatory loans

May 16, 2013
Military brass, consumer advocates and lawmakers are trying to close loopholes in the Military Lending Act.

The battle against high-cost lending to military families

May 15, 2013
Five years ago, the U.S. military banned payday and title-loans to military families, but small-dollar, high-interest lenders are getting around the Military Lending Act.

How World Finance makes a killing lending on the installment (loan) plan

May 14, 2013
World Finance has outperformed the market and financial stocks through the recession. But is World’s high-interest small-dollar loan business sound and sustainable?

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Reporter's notebook: Behind 'Beyond payday loans'

May 13, 2013
We talk to the reporters who worked on the Marketplace and Propublica investigative story: "Beyond Payday Loans."
Erik Lesser/EPA for Propublica