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The first family joined the millions of families across the world who celebrated Easter Sunday by attending church. Yesterday the Obamas walked across Lafeyette Square to attend services at St. John’s Church, a block from the White House.
The first lady kept it classy with a slick bun, a Thakoon dress and a cropped black cardigan.
Sasha and Malia, who are growing up quite quickly, looked equally beautiful in their dresses and cardigans.
On Wednesday, April 4, Michelle Obama kicked off Military Child month by swinging by the Walter Reed Fisher House. She brought Easter candies, decorated Easter cards and gave away tickets to the White House Easter egg roll.
Getting a high five from the first lady. How awesome is that?
Hugs for the kiddies!
The Obama family dog, Bo, even took part in the festivities. Too cute!
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(Daily Finance) — Members of America’s military face threats to life and limb around the world every day, but it’s a domestic threat that has recently put the top brass on the offensive on the home front — predatory lenders.In 2006, the Department of Defense researched the problem, interviewing soldiers who had been devastated by payday loans. While each story is unique, they all include the same basic series of events: A soldier takes out a seemingly simple loan and soon finds him or herself drowning in an ever-deepening morass of debt. Take, for example, the case of an Air Force sergeant who got behind on her car payments and rent. To catch up, she took out a $500 payday loan, agreeing to pay back $600 in two weeks. Things spiraled downhill from there:
“Unable to repay, she took out other payday loans … to pay off these loans, she contacted an installment loan company who provided her with a $10,000 loan at 50 percent APR. Total cost to pay off the payday loans was $12,750 and her total obligation to the installment loan company was $15,000. Her financial problems were a contributing factor to her pending divorce.”
It isn’t hard to see why so many members of the military borrow from payday lenders. Across the country, the areas around military installations are almost always cluttered with payday lenders, rent-to-own stores and other companies that offer fast cash for desperate borrowers. This is no accident: Military personnel and their families are ideal targets for unethical lenders.
(The Grio) — First lady Michelle Obama is launching a national challenge for every American to find ways to make life easier for the families of U.S. troops. Obama spoke to 3,500 troops and their families at the Marine base Sunday as part of her ongoing mission to help military families. She called Camp Pendleton and the surrounding Southern California cities a model for community support of troops.