For any of you who may be wondering, the recent announcement of a Chapter 11 filing by Money Tree has nothing to do with the local company. Completely separate entities. The bankrupt one operates solely in the Southeast (Aside: How do you go broke as a payday lender? Katrina was six years ago, and did it really blow that many paychecks out to see? Were you lending to the entire Ninth Ward?). So if you need a loan shark out here in the wild, wild West, the local Tree is still standing.