Finance Friday: The End of Summer

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No, it’s not Labor Day quite yet! We’ve still got one more week to go before the three-day weekend. It won’t be long after that until the air gets crisp and everything tastes like pumpkin spice.

But there’s still time to check those final summer to-do’s off your list. So while you’re squeezing in one final pool day or finishing off that last beach read, take a second to review this week’s best money tips and personal finance stories. After all, come fall, those pumpkin spice lattes aren’t gonna pay for themselves.

Here are our favorite stories from the week … According to a new survey from Equifax, college students are actually pretty good with credit cards. (again!): The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is proposing a new credit bureau, one that solely focuses on short-term products like payday and title loans.

Vice: Payday lenders aren’t going to go down without a fight.

WTVF Public Radio: Critics of payday lending don’t all agree on the best ways to help borrowers.

Houston Chronicle: Under pressure from new restrictions, payday lenders in Houston are starting to retreat.

Valley Morning Star: Wells Fargo just awarded 1.6 million to help fight predatory lending in Texas.

NerdWallet: “Ask Brianna” columnist, Brianna McGurran, tackles whether or not you need a budget in your 20s.

PC Tablet: Their 10 favorite apps for budgeting and personal finance.

Business Insider: Money tips from a man who retired at age 34.

Quicken Loans: 5 financial moves you should make before turning 30.

ICYMI this week on the OppLoans Blog:

Word of the Week: Annual Percentage Rate (APR)

Installment Loans: More Mileage for Your Money (Part 1) (Part 2) (Part 3)

Have a great weekend everyone!

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