The disaster caused by the latest Louisiana flood is not only devastating, it is heartbreaking. With over 40,000 homes destroyed and more than 30,000 residents needing immediate help, people from all over the country are trying to help as much as they can. Through a strategic partnership, Transformance and Services of Hope sent a relief package of food, personal hygiene, clothes, shoes and other items to help people as they try to rebuild their lives. Nearly 150 pounds of goo
On college campuses across the U.S., young adults are busy reviewing their class schedules, buying textbooks and settling in new dorm rooms. Concerns about paying for the fall semester’s tuition may have been alleviate by a student loan, but how many pursuing a college education are thinking three or four years down the line when those loans need to be repaid? Recent statistics are alarming: 43 million Americans owe nearly $1.3 trillion in student loan debt. The average Class
In 2013, Dallas resident David Hernandez was thrilled to be graduating from The University of Texas at Arlington, proud of his accomplishments and his new degree. Then reality set in, and excitement quickly turned to fear as the 26-year-old struggled to find a job and begin his career. As weeks turned to months with no job prospects, David’s concern grew. Bills began to stack and soon payments for his recently acquired student debt would be due. Relatives were unable to help;
The Anti-Poverty Coalition of Greater Dallas has asked for our help to show support for the new payday and auto-title lender rules proposed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). New data shows payday and similar loans lead to consumers trapped in debt and CFPB's proposed rule aims to help those consumers.
When cash is tight, some people turn to payday and similar loans to make ends meet. Though these loans offer quick access to money, they often carry an aver