How many of us walk by the signs for "Checks Cashed Here," "Money Orders for Sale," and "Payday Loans: Get Cash Quick" without thinking about the implications of those signs for the daily lives of lower-income households? Most of us can take for granted getting our paychecks directly deposited into our bank accounts, writing a check, or storing our money in an account. We often struggle to save for longer-term goals, such as our children's education, or retirement, but most of us, most of the time, do not worry whether our savings or insurance will be enough to get us through an illness, or even the loss of a job.
Barr, Michael S. "An Inclusive, Progressive National Savings and Financial Services Policy." Harv. L. & Pol'y Rev. 1, no. 1 (2007): 161-84.