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in collaboration with Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity

Freeze credit card interest and late fees

File under: personalfinance, credit cards

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From: Dollis S., Green Isle, MN

I am failing to deal with this problem. How about the following changes?

If we pay anything at all to the credit card companies in the next two years, they should not be able to charge a late fee. If we pay less than the monthly minimum, they should not be able to increase our interest rates over the next two years. Many middle-income Americans have lost their jobs and cannot find any job. And many others have had to take jobs that pay significantly less than what they were making before.


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American RadioWorks |
20160414_1_0024

Rewriting the Sentence

Every year 700,000 inmates leave prison. Strong evidence shows that those who have a college degree are less likely to come back. So after an abrupt reversal 20 years ago, some prisons try to maintain college education for prisoners.

Recent Posts

  • 09.01.16

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    The nation's high school graduation rate is at an all-time high, but high-poverty schools face a stubborn challenge. Schools in Miami and Pasadena are trying to do things differently.
  • 08.26.16

    Spare the Rod

    A get-tough attitude prevailed among educators in the 1980s and 1990s, but research shows that zero-tolerance policies don't make schools safer and lead to disproportionate discipline for students of color.
  • 08.18.16

    Stuck at Square One

    A system meant to give college students a better shot at succeeding is actually getting in the way of many, costing them time and money and taking a particular toll on students of color.
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    When was the last time you ate? In one survey, 7 percent of college students said they went an entire day without eating.