CBS MarketWatch: Are 1-gram gold bars a good investment? Experts weigh in

Read full story at CBS News:  Many consumers have grown interested in gold in recent months.  Persistent inflation is one driver of this trend (gold has long been considered a good inflationary hedge) and geopolitical tensions play a role, too. Many also use it as a way to diversify their investment portfolios and reduce overall risk. Whatever the […]

Nick Fulton, USA Pawn, Recognized as Pawnbroker of the Year by the National Pawnbrokers Association

The National Pawnbrokers Association (NPA), the leading industry trade association representing independent pawnbrokers, has named Nick Fulton of USA Pawn the 2023 Pawnbroker of the Year. This distinguished accolade is a testament to Fulton’s commitment to excellence, exceptional service, and contributions to the pawnbroking industry. The Pawnbroker of the Year award is presented annually by the NPA to recognize […]

Lawmakers Exempt Coins, Currency, and Bullion from State Sales Tax

The Mississippi Pawnbrokers Association has been actively leading the charge to make Mississippi one of the top states recognizing gold and silver as important monetary assets. Now, after months of proactive work towards this goal, Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves is expected to sign legislation into law this week, exempting the sale of coins, currency, and bullion […]

Safety and Security Webinar for Pawnshops

WHAT: Safety and Security Webinar for Pawnshops WHEN: Tuesday, February 28 at 11 am Central time WHERE: Free Livestream webinar—registration required [click here] WHY: The threat of robbery is a reality for any business owner, but pawnbrokers face unique risks due to the nature of their business. In this live stream session, the country’s top pawn security […]

Step-by-step Instructions: Online Learning Portal

We’ve now moved our online learning portal to a new platform that you’ll find at  Pay your dues either online or by check. Once your payment has been processed, you’ll receive a COUPON CODE.  Use that CODE to register for your FREE account by clicking ‘Get Started‘. Upon completion of your courses, send your certificates to Once […]

MPA President Embarks on Epic Pawnshop Road Trip

“On June 21, 2022, I began a journey to visit as many members as possible of the MS Pawnbrokers Association before the year was up. As of July 31, my wife and I have logged 1,864 miles over 27 different cities and visited 60 pawnshop members. The goal was to get out from behind the […]

MPA Launches Industry’s First Online Learning Portal

The Mississippi Pawnbrokers Association has launched an online learning portal for its members which is the first of its kind in the nation. Each year, pawnbrokers in the state of Mississippi must complete six hours of Continuing Education to maintain their license. “In the past, members obtained the required training either by attending conventions and tradeshows or […]

We’ll See You at DIXIE!

The Dixie Educational Conference & Trade Show is an annual gathering of pawnbrokers and is designed to hone their expertise, expand their knowledge, adapt to a changing industry, and grow their businesses. The event is hosted jointly by the Pawnbrokers Associations of Mississippi, Arkansas, Alabama, and Louisiana. Conference Dates: September 5-7, 2022.  Book your hotel reservations early. […]