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This descriptive analysis examines the importance of personal financing sources, especially mortgages secured by residential property, to small businesses from 1998 through 2007. About 80 percent of the total debt owned by small business-owning house-holds is held in mortgages and installment More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Report
Date: 3/4/2013
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s (FDIC) two-year Small-Dollar Loan Pilot Program concluded in the fourth quarter of 2009. The pilot was a case study designed to illustrate how banks can profitably offer affordable small-dollar loans as an alternative to high-cost credit products such as More information...
Audience: Individual Researcher Teacher Youth
Type of Resource: Article
Tags: Small-dollar loans
Date: 3/4/2013
This website presents, "Spotlight On," which features updates on programs and outreach efforts by several Money Smart Alliance Partners. It is organized by theme so that educators can learn how Money Smart Alliance Partners are integrating Money Smart into other related programs. Themes include More information...
Audience: Teacher
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/28/2012
Your credit report contains information about where you live, how you pay your bills, and whether you’ve been sued or arrested, or have filed for bankruptcy. Credit reporting companies sell the information in your report to creditors, insurers, employers, and other businesses that use it to More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Tools Website
Date: 3/28/2012
The You Are Here website teaches kids how to be more savvy consumers. The site demonstrates the benefits of competition, the influence of advertising on buying decisions, and the rules and regulations that many business people need to follow. More information...
Audience: Teacher Youth
Type of Resource: Lesson Website
Date: 3/28/2012
Whether you’re taking out a new student loan or consolidating existing education loans, it's important to know how to spot potentially deceptive claims or business practices some private companies may use to get your loan business. This article provides guidance for people who are shopping for More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/28/2012
This Department of Agriculture website provides information on an array of topics around Financial Security. It includes information on the work of land-grant university partners and Cooperative Extension, to help youth, economically-vulnerable individuals and families, and consumers making More information...
Audience: Individual Teacher
Type of Resource: Website
Date: 3/28/2012
We evaluate the effects of the lending institution and soft information on mortgage loan performance for low-income homebuyers. We find that even after controlling for bank selection, those who receive a loan from a local bank are significantly less likely to become delinquent or default than other More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Working paper
Date: 8/1/2011
We evaluate the effects of the lending institution and soft information on mortgage loan performance for low-income homebuyers. We find that even after controlling for bank selection, those who receive a loan from a local bank are significantly less likely to become delinquent or default than other More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Working paper
Date: 8/1/2011
Abstract: This paper examines the effects of credit availability on small firm survivability over the period 2004 to 2008 for non-publicly traded small enterprises. Using data from the 2003 Survey of Small Business Finances, we develop failure prediction models for a sample of small firms that were More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Working paper
Date: 8/1/2011