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Payday Lending: Time to Crack the Trap in Minnesota
Originally Posted: 04/16/2014 - 11:59am | Type: Blog

The practices of most contemporary payday lenders are similar to those condemned in the sacred texts and teachings of Judaism, Islam, and Christianity. As the Hebrew Bible declares, “If you lend money to my pe ...

Senators Reach Deal on Student Loan Interest Rates
Originally Posted: 07/18/2013 - 12:42pm | Type: Blog

According to an aide connected to the Democratic Party, bipartisan senators reached a deal Wednesday that would offer undergraduate students a lower interest rate of 3.85 percent on student loans, up until the ...

Praying for a Student Jubilee
Originally Posted: 06/22/2012 - 12:57pm | Type: Blog

On July 1, the federal interest rate for student loans is scheduled to double from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent unless Congress intervenes. Yesterday, as Congress battled over the f ...