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Quick Cash for New York City College Students

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If you’re getting ready to leave for college, you’ll quickly discover the costs of living in a dorm can add up quickly. Between paying for a meal plan, buying furniture for your new pad, and paying for expensive textbooks, you might need some extra cash to pay for the unexpected costs that frequently pop up.

Earning cash as a new college student can be daunting. But, it doesn’t have to be as hard as it looks. Here are a few quick ways college students in New York City can earn a few extra bucks.

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Why Provident Loan Society is better than a Pawn Shop

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If you’re thinking of going to any old pawn shop, think again. Typical pawn shops often charge higher interest rates, additional fees and give you an absurdly short loan period.

At Provident Loan Society, you can obtain a low interest collateral loan that doesn’t have to be paid back for a full 6 months, and with a 26 percent annual interest rate. The best part? You are given a grace period as well. At a traditional pawn shop, consumers are given 1-4 month loan with a 48 percent annual interest rate, and no grace period.

It’s also an easier transaction.

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Financial Success for Hispanic Immigrants in The Bronx

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Many immigrants that live in The Bronx are of Hispanic descent. In fact, more than 50 percent of the Bronx population identifies as Hispanic.

This makes The Bronx the most diverse area in the United States, according to the 2010 U.S. Census.

The Bronx is home to an array of opportunities for financial empowerment for Hispanic immigrants. With the borough’s diversity comes success for Hispanic businesses, citizens and immigrants. But where do you begin?

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Everything you need to know about Pawn Shops

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Your grandmother’s old silverware or gold watch that’s tucked away in the attic can get you instant cash by taking it to a pawn shop. But, before you walk away with money in your pocket, here are the basic ins and outs of how pawn shops work.

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What Happens when the Bank says NO

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Loans from a bank might sound appealing when you need a loan, but slow application processes and high fees and interest don’t make them the best option in a pinch.

Typical bank loans can take weeks to get approval. Compare that to most pawn shops  where you can get a loan in under 20 minutes.

In many situations, consumers can also save more money by going to a pawnshop over a commercial bank by paying less in fees and interest rates.

Here’s how pawnshops can help consumers when the bank says no to a loan.

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