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Note: As of 2017, The New Homemaker is an archive. The articles on the site are all original to TNH. For more musings from Lynn, the person behind this site, go here.

In the legislative session just closed, Oregon took a huge step toward ending financial exploitation of the desperate and capped payday lending rates. As a result, at least 60 payday lenders have closed shop in the state, claiming the regulations are too severe.

What cap did the legislature place on the lenders? No more than a 36% annual interest rate. You read it right: 36% interest. Sounds like a lot, doesn't it?

Clear out the clutter, make some butter!
Slow down and watch the clouds
Voluntary simplicity by the numbers