Planet Money http://wrkf.org en When The Wealthy Need Cash, Pawn Shops Can Be Appealing http://wrkf.org/post/when-wealthy-need-cash-pawn-shops-can-be-appealing Traditionally, pawn shops have been the last stop for people desperate for cash. But now there's a small but growing group of pawn shops for the wealthy.<p>Actor and model Regi Huc needed $75,000 in a hurry last year. He was making his first feature film, and needed to do re-shoots before the deadline to enter this year's film festivals.<p>On paper his finances look good. He owns some buildings in Philadelphia and has a stake in a family business, but he needed that money within a week. He didn't have the cash in his bank account. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:01:00 +0000 Ashley Milne-Tyte 25192 at http://wrkf.org When The Wealthy Need Cash, Pawn Shops Can Be Appealing I Applied For An Online Payday Loan. Here's What Happened Next http://wrkf.org/post/i-applied-online-payday-loan-heres-what-happened-next Payday lenders made about $49 billion in high-interest loans last year. More than a third of those loans were made online. I wondered what happens when you apply for such a loan, so I decided to find out.<p>In the course of reporting a story earlier this year, I logged on to a site called <a href="etaxloan.com">eTaxLoan.com</a> and filled out an application.<p>I asked for $500 and, to be safe, I made up an address, a name (Mary) and a Social Security number. Wed, 06 Nov 2013 08:04:00 +0000 Pam Fessler 18430 at http://wrkf.org I Applied For An Online Payday Loan. Here's What Happened Next