Financial Literacy and Predatory Lending

On the Margins: People and Communities Locked Out of the American Dream

"On the Margins: People and Communities Locked Out of the American Dream" was produced as part of Financial Literacy Month in Minnesota (April 2013) and includes two separate half-hour episodes. The first half hour looks at predatory home lending, payday loans, credit discrimination and other practices that unfairly take advantage of people who are financially struggling. What is being done to curb these practices? What more should done? These questions are explored by a panel of experts.

The second half hour looks at the challenges facing individuals who are struggling with these and other practical financial issues associated with home ownership, financing an education, planning for retirement and dealing with debt. A panel of experts offers practical information and about what to do, and what not to do, when facing these issues.

"On the Margins" was taped at the CTV studio in Roseville and is a co-production of CTV North Suburbs and the Minnesota Department of Human Rights. Check the CTV15 schedule for air times of the program on cable access television in the Twin Cities and surrounding suburbs.

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