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Jason and Amber's Story: Choosing Between Loan Payments & Health

Last summer, Amber and Jason bought a new home for their family in Rantoul, Illinois. During their first weekend in their new home, the water main broke. Though they had paychecks coming in, they didn’t have enough money to cover the cost of the repairs.

October 27, 2015 | 3:49pm | Jody Blaylock
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Mark's Story: Owing $15,000 for $2,500 in Loans

Mark has lived and worked in Chicago his entire life. For more than 42 years, he supported his family by working for the U.S. Postal Service. Since retiring, he spends time with his four children and 11 grandchildren and serves as an Ordained Senior Elder at his church.

October 27, 2015 | 3:12pm | Jody Blaylock
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Paul's Story: "I was in a Bind."

Paul lives with his two teenage daughters in the small town of Fairmount, Illinois. He has worked hard in the manufacturing industry for most of his life and is currently working for a small company that builds farm equipment. Paul never thought that he would take out an auto title loan, but his life took a turn for the worse this year.

In December of 2014, his wife of more than 20 years died of a heart attack after a year-long struggle with lung cancer. His life was shaken up.

October 27, 2015 | 2:54pm | Jody Blaylock
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