Life as a Female Pawnbroker

BY JENNIFER WARFEL JUSZKIEWICZ Tina Cook Franks, a manager at Granger Jewelry and Pawn, remembers the day, years ago, when an elderly widower came into her store. She was working at a small mom-and-pop pawnshop at the time, and she is a skilled appraiser. The old man...

Ever Wonder How a Pawn Shop Works?

A pawn shop provides small loans to people in their community. These are usually people who need funds to make it to the next paycheck, families seeking money to pay a bill, or small business owners trying to meet payroll. The average pawn loan is around $150,...