Nothing's worse than trying to make your budget work when unexpected yet critical expenses pop up. It's deflating and can leave you stressed out and depressed trying to figure out where that extra cash is going to come from. The most difficult step in the process is finding a trustworthy person who is gainfully employed and has a better credit history than you do. This person must be made aware that should you default on the loan for any reason, he or she will be liable.
Industry officials, speaking generally of advertising restrictions placed on payday lenders, called the policies discriminatory,� adding that some consumers may need access to the short-term loans if they can't get credit them through a traditional bank.
It may not even surprise you to learn that the Center for Responsible Lending � the non-profit that's fighting predatory lending � that it was founded by a credit union, the Self-Help Credit Union , which would likely stand to benefit from the elimination of payday loans.
A 2009 study by University of Chicago Booth School of Business Professor Adair Morse 51 found that in natural disaster areas where payday loans were readily available consumers fared better than those in disaster zones where payday lending was not present.
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