TAMARAC, FL - AUGUST 09: J.J. McDonald and Brooklyn Grady wait to hear if they could get $60 dollars for a cell phone they were pawning at Richie's Pawn on August 9, 2011 in Tamarac, Florida. As the ... more 
TAMARAC, FL - AUGUST 09: J.J. McDonald and Brooklyn Grady wait to hear if they could get $60 dollars for a cell phone they were pawning at Richie's Pawn on August 9, 2011 in Tamarac, Florida. As the economy continues to struggle and banks are not as willing to provide loans many people have turned to pawn shops to help them when they need a loan. Richie’s Pawn in another sign of the struggle is seeing people walk in to pawn items that just need a small sum of money to get from one paycheck to another. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) less 
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