Uncovering Elder Financial Abuse? It’s Tricky.

By Andrew Yeager | WBHM | August 8, 2018

Timothy Townsend offers loans for a living in north Alabama. It’s kind of like a middle ground between a payday lender and a bank. He remembers one time when a 19-year-old applied for a truck loan. The young man didn’t have any credit and had only been working a few weeks. So he got his … Continue Reading →

The truth about income inequality, in six amazing charts Michael Hiltzik

By MIchael Hitzilk | Los Angeles Times | August 8, 2018

It has become fashionable in recent years to downplay the growth of income and wealth inequality in the developed world, especially in the United States — and also its consequences. It’s not surprising that the naysaying comes mostly from spokespersons for the 1%, who, after all, are the chief beneficiaries of this trend and anxious … Continue Reading →

Friday Factday: Metro Atlanta Area Median Income

By ARC's 33n | Neighborhood Nexus | August 3, 2018

What is AMI? AMI stands for Area Median Income. It is calculated and released every year by the U.S. Department of Housing and Development (HUD). AMI is the combined average family income for the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell HUD Fair Market Rent (FMR) area. This area includes 24-counties: Barrow, Bartow, Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Dawson, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, … Continue Reading →

Next Georgia gov will face new push for $3B+ in casino projects

By Greg Bluestein | Atlanta Journal Constitution | August 3, 2018

If at first you don’t succeed, sweeten the pot. That seems to be the strategy from state Rep. Ron Stephens, the Savannah Republican who has tried repeatedly to legalize casino gambling in Georgia. His latest attempt will involve a push next year to allow three gambling centers around the state that total at least $3 billion … Continue Reading →