Monthly Archives: March 2021

Why payday loan use is on the rise during the pandemic and how you can avoid it

Payday lenders targeting low-income people are nothing new. Short-term, high-interest loans which are often intended for minorities in rural areas, have the potential to create a spiral of debt from which many find it difficult to break free. In 2018, for example, more than 33,000 payday loans were taken out each week in Alabama, according to Alabama Appleseed, a Montgomery-based ...

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