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Wanna get paid sooner - for a price? These freelancers say no thanks

October 1, 2018

By Staff

In August, I wrote about the trend of corporations offering “instant pay” options to their workers, sometimes for a fee.

Walmart framed it as an alternative to high-interest, predatory payday loans that their low-wage, hourly workers turn to when they’re in a bind. But one worker I spoke with was hesitant to use the instant pay app, frustrated about the fees she’d incur to access her own paycheck.

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