If you need money, you may be tempted by ads for businesses that promise fast and easy money. Check-cashing and payday loan stores, pawnshops, and rent-to-own stores, which may be located close to your campus, offer quick financial fixes from cash to electronics gear or furniture. However, their short-term fixes will cost you big bucks—and often for longer than you think.
The same thing holds true for employment schemes such as stuffing envelopes or being a mystery shopper. In most cases, you pay them and get nothing in return.
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The best advice is to avoid financial fixes that sound too good to be true. Get the scoop on some of the most common financial predators: