predatory financial products

Real-time learning: the decision to cash a check sinks in

By Nan Howard, GTA Instructor The students in my fall class were more skeptical than most, as more than half were foster youth or involved in the juvenile justice system. On the first day, when I introduced the premise that money is not about numbers, but about decisions, a few […]

Predatory Financial Products: The Savvy Consumer Toolkit at GTA

On any city street in Oakland, it’s hard to not see a sign that says “Check Cashing” or “Get Cash Fast Here.”  There are over 2,500 payday lenders in the state of California and a large portion here in Northern California. To put that in perspective, there are about 1,200 […]