Saturday, October 21

Rent-to-Own: Is a Payment Plan for (Small) Purchases a Good Idea?

 

Viewer beware. Though "rent-to-own" plans may seem convenient and affordable, you may be surprised how costly it can really be.

The Color of Money

Michelle Singletary

Columnist — Washington, D.C.

Michelle Singletary writes the nationally syndicated personal finance column, "The Color of Money," which appears in The Washington Post on Wednesday and Sunday. Her award-winning column is syndicated by The Washington Post Writer’s Group and is carried in more than 100 newspapers.

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