Finance Fridays: Change is in the Air

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Fall tends to be a thoughtful season. Now that school is back in session, the temperatures are dropping, and the leaves are starting to change color, maybe you’re thinking about a few changes you want to make in your financial life.

If you had an unproductive a really fun summer, now is the perfect time to roll up your sleeves and dive into some budgeting, bill-paying, and saving. You can start taking courses through OppU to help you get started. We’ll also help get the ball rolling with this week’s most helpful (and most interesting) financial stories!

Here are our Top 10 personal finance stories from this week:

Kansas City Star: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is asking for 132.6 million in restitution from a payday lender accused of deceptive practices. Credit card debt is on the rise and people are starting to worry.

Salon: It’s not entirely our own fault that we have too much credit card debt.

New York Times: When it comes to out of control credit card debt, nagging might be the best medicine. Love Football? Well, going to games can be really expensive. Here’s 20 ways you can save while seeing your favorite NFL team live.

WRKF: Stop us if this sounds familiar: The Louisiana state government is in need of some fast cash and has taken out some high-interest loans to cover their debt.

Huffington Post: How did three people pay off a collective $300,000 in debt? (Spoiler alert: with thoughtful planning and hard work—but they did it, and you can too!) Your wages already being garnished to pay off past debts? Here’s what to do when the debt collectors are still calling. Imagine what Californians could do with the $700 million they’re spending every year in payday loan fees! Spending too much at Dunkin’ Donuts? Check out this list of 7 ways to save while still getting your morning coffee and donut on.

ICYMI this week on the OppLoans Blog:

OppLoans Word of the Week: Repossession

5 Need-to-Know Facts About Title Loans

Need a Better Fast Cash Loan? Try Skipping the Hassle of Cash

Got Bad Loans? Here’s How to Fight Back

Have a great weekend everybody!

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