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Check cashing place

Although Eagle Rock likes to emphasize its small town neighborhood feel, nice restaurants and fun boutiques, it’s not all young professional families and graying-at-the-temple hipsters. It’s still rough around the edges with a number of ugly strip malls and businesses that some might consider dodgy, like this check cashing place — the kind of place that charges such a high rate of interest it’s hard to get ahead, for the people who live paycheck to paycheck and can never scrape together enough money for a bank account (ironically, until recently, our local Chase was just a few storefronts down). There are lots more of these in poorer neighborhoods, but we don’t escape them altogether.

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