Soldiers Wounded by Debt, Not Bullets

by Paul Kiel, ProPublica, and Mitchell Hartman, Marketplace, May 15, 2013, 5:50 a.m.by Paul Kiel and Krista Kjellman Schmidt, ProPublica, May 15 This story was co-produced with Marketplace. Listen to their coverage. Seven years after Congress banned payday-loan companies from charging exorbitant interest rates to service members, many of the nation’s military bases are surrounded … Read more

I Got a Title Loan from Title Max But My Car is Broken Now. – Kiara

“Dear Steve, In october of 2012, I obtained a title loan to assist me with repairing my vehicle because the transmission was going bad. I ended up getting about $600 and ended up repairing it with no problem. Then in november, i was laid off and the car started having issues again. I ended up … Read more