Quote of the Day 5/7/2014

That loan was one of the biggest mistakes I’ve ever made. It made my credit even worse. I lost my bank account. I’m paying over 400 percent in interest plus fees. Trying to keep up with these loan payments means going deeper in the hole every payday. Also I pay higher fees for a prepaid debit card, money orders, wire transfers and other financial services. It’s an extra tax on poor people.

-Oklahoma mother Sophia Foreman, who works 3 jobs but ended up taking out a high-interest payday loan to keep the heat turned on for herself and her 3 kids during the winter (Source: http://bit.ly/1sgwxz2)


Gene Perry worked for OK Policy from 2011 to 2019. He is a native Oklahoman and a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in history and an M.A. in journalism.

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