Monday, April 24, 2006

Mail Bag: Cash Advance

Regarding a cash advance place moving into the "Little Castle", an anonymous reader wrote in to say:
Well it is something, but i can't help but see this as a bad thing. Cash advance places are nothing but a BAD sign for a neighborhood. They are notorious for preying on on low income families.
You are correct that cash advance places are notorious for preying on low-income families. However, I do think that we need to keep this in perspective and not start thinking that this is the end of Warrendale as we know it.

We're not the only place to have one of these businesses move in. Clinton Township, a fairly affluent suburb, has 3 of them. Waterford, another affluent suburb, has 4 of them. Livonia has 2 of them. Auburn Hills has the Palace of Auburn Hills, the Detroit Pistons - and a cash advance store.

If all of those communities can handle having of these stores in their neighborhood, so can Warrendale. For the time being, at least we have one less vacant storefront on W. Warren Ave. and another business paying taxes into the City.

I simply hope that they hire a couple of Warrendale residents to work there. The way I see things, they'll be less likely to truly abuse folks if some of their employees actually live here.

3 comments:

Kathleen Parker said...

YOU COULDN'T BE MORE WRONG ABOUT ATM CASH ADVANCE. WE ARE THE GOOD GUYS OF THE INDUSTRY AND HAVE MANY PLANS TO AID AND ASSIST OUR CLIENTS IN HELPING THEM TO A MORE POSITIVE WAY OF UTILIZING CASH ADVANCE LOANS. OUR PHILOSOPHY IS UNPRECIDENTED IN THIS INDUSTRY.WE ALSO LOOK FORWARD TO BEING A POSITIVE ADDITION TO THE WARRENDALE COMMUNITY IN ANY WAY THAT WE CAN.STOP IN AND SAY HELLO! :)

ana said...

Warrendale community is an eye sore. I do not understand how people can become so uncaring about their community. There is a elderly lady in Warrendale, she is a citizen who cares about her home and community. She cares more about her community than any young person Ive seen living here. She will come outside and sweep not only her driveway,but in trash from the street. When she and her peers leave this world we will be left with a "bunch" of materialist human beings. So far, Warrendale have businesses and slum-lords, for they can give-less-than a damn about the community, for they do not live here. There are ran-down houses that the City of Detroit will not force the deed holders to repair or demolish them. I blame the condition of Warrendale on the residence for we countinue to elect lazy officials to represent us. I do not beleive a person has to have the income of Rosadale Park to maintain its community. If the business compliant the city officical will listen, for they are sure not hearing the home owners. Detroit does not have to be the slum, if downtown can make a turn around so can the slum residential areas in Detroit. Cash Avance are not needed, however, businesses where people can earn a income for themselves and their family.

Irene M. said...

You know, it is the customers and the consumers who make the decisions to take these business cash advances or payday loans. So, while yes, they may pray on the needy and less fortunate members of society, it is those residents themselves that put themselves in the position to be taken advantage of. They know what they are getting into when they get those loans.