Articles by Mike Brown
It Takes a Bank to Rebuild a City: JPMorgan, Detroit and the Value of Private Sector Solutions to Urban Decay
Many large U.S. cities have fallen victim to extreme urban decay – and nowhere does this ring truer than in Detroit. But according to Mike Brown at LendEDU, the city is experiencing a turnaround, due in part to a five-year, $150 million investment by JPMorgan Chase. He explores why private sector giants should use their financial might to build upon this success.
Payday loans have earned a bad reputation as high-interest money traps that leave low-income borrowers stuck in a cycle of debt. But despite all the criticism and bad press, these loans remain very popular among low-income borrowers, with an estimated 15,766 payday loan stores throughout the U.S. – slightly more than the country's 14,350 McDonalds. So are payday loans really that bad – and are borrowers actually being victimized? LendEDU conducted a survey of payday loan customers, and Mike Brown unpacks the results – many of which may surprise you.