FinCap Friday: Split Your Payment in a Split Second

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Dec 19, 2019
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Credit Cards, Current Events, FinCap Friday

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This week's FinCap Friday takes a look at the latest trend in borrowing for purchases that aren't big ticket items. Borrowing money to buy electronics, clothes and makeup is growing more and more common. Fintech companies are paying attention to the data that shows younger shoppers are trying to avoid debt, but still struggle to come up with enough money to make a full purchase up front. Enter: Installment Payment Plans. This is a new spin on layaway shopping and interestingly enough it allows you to borrow money without a credit check. Find out how this works and more in the latest FinCap Friday below:

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About the Author

Yanely Espinal

Born and raised by Dominican, immigrant parents in Brooklyn, Yanely is a proud product of NYC public schools. She graduated from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School in 2007 before going on to receive her bachelor's degree at Brown University in 2011. As a Teach For America corps member, Yanely taught third and fourth grade in Canarsie, Brooklyn. She received her master's degree from Relay Graduate School of Education in 2013. She spends her spare time making YouTube videos about personal finance on her channel, MissBeHelpful. Yanely also loves to dance, sew, paint, listen to podcasts, and babysit her soon-to-be 7 nieces and nephews!