Nerd Wallet: How the ‘Vicious Trap’ of Payday Loans Caught a Texas Mom

November 7, 2014

When Cynthia, a working mom living north of Dallas, took out a payday loan online, she didn’t tell anyone – not even her husband of 25 years.  “I figured it was my mess I got into, and my mess to get out of,” says Cynthia, who asked that her last name be withheld to protect her family’s privacy. “It was a constant weight on my shoulders, a constant stress. I didn’t sleep much.”  Read more here.