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.
Do Payday Loans Deserve Their Bad Reputation? Ask the People Who Know Best – the Borrowers
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.
- financial health, lending