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  • When You Can’t Afford to Go Bankrupt

    There’s ample evidence many people don’t file for bankruptcy simply because they can’t pay an attorney. It’s a fixable problem.
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  • How Nonprofit Hospitals Are Seizing Patients' Wages

    One Missouri hospital has sued thousands of uninsured patients who couldn’t pay for their care, then grabbed a hefty portion of their paychecks to cover the bills. “We will be paying them off until we die,” one debtor said.
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  • Unseen Toll: Wages of Millions Seized to Pay Past Debts

    A new study provides the first-ever tally of how many employees lose up to a quarter of their paychecks over debts like unpaid credit card or medical bills and student loans.
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  • Thank You For Your Service: How One Company Sues Soldiers

    With stores near military bases across the country, the retailer USA Discounters offers easy credit to service members. But when those loans go bad, the company uses the local courts to file suits by the thousands.
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  • On Victory Drive, Soldiers Defeated By Debt

    A federal law is supposed to protect service members from predatory lending. But lenders exploit loopholes, trapping military personnel in high-interest debt
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