S2E4: Credit Scores: Check it, Work On It, and Maybe Break It?

S2E4: Credit Scores: Check it, Work On It, and Maybe Break It?

In part 2 in our series of "Why is it so expensive to be poor?" we take a close look at the system of credit score reporting in America. How did this system come into place? Why is it that we entrust so much of our personal financial data in the hands of for-profit companies? And how does the system systematically disadvantage low-income Americans, especially people of color? To help answer these questions, we're talking to Amy Traub, Associate Director of Policy and Research at Demos.

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