To Bank or Not to Bank

Publication: National Public Radio

Author: Allison Keyes

08/24/2010 - A new study from the Pew Health Group shows a growing number of low-income and minority families are using alternative financial services instead of the traditional banking system. That choice could close the path to financial stability to millions of Americans. Pew Health Group's Eleni Constantine and financial expert Alvin Hall talk about the advantages and the consequences of avoiding the bank.

To listen to, or a read a transcript of the To Bank or Not to Bank, visit the National Public Radio Web site.

Pew is no longer active in this line of work, but for more information visit the Safe Banking Opportunities Project on

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