What is a payday loan?

Call it a cash advance, post-dated check loan, deferred-deposit check loan or even a “costly cash” loan. No matter what name you give it the loan is a short term loan with a high interest rate. In this article we are going to look at why people would get a payday loan. Where you can go to get payday loans, and lastly why you should choose to get a “costly cash” loan.

Most of us know the gut wrenching feeling when our car needs a sudden repair, an unexpected hospital visit, or our house has an unexpected leak. It would be great if you can dip in to your emergency expense account and then slowly replenish it over time. But, what do those of us do who do not have an emergency expense account and even maxed out our line of credit. I don’t know about you but like most people I would be uncomfortable asking a friend to loan me money. Sometimes we end up looking at the payday loan option and need to decide if it is right for the current situation. If you decide to get a payday loan you won’t have to deal with the hassle of a credit check, you can apply in person, phone, or even the internet and your financial stress can be relieved for the moment in about twenty minutes. Within 24 hours you have money in your account and your quick cash fix is solved. Just be sure you have the money to pay off the loan by your next payday. If not then payday loans may not be helpful but detrimental to your financial well being.

Payday loan businesses are all over the place. If you cannot find a store near you check on the internet. Make sure you do some comparison shopping and read reviews about each company. Not all websites and businesses are reputable. Every community has several option, as long as they are legal in your state. Remember if you go online to find a payday loan service they will follow the laws in the state in which they are stet up in.

Payday loans are served best when used as a short term loan which you will pay back with your next pay check. However, if you are not able to pay back your loan as fast as you hoped they will let you roll over your loan and lend you more money. But, this is how they make most of their profit because they up your interest rate and instead of paying $20 on top of every $100 borrowed you could end up paying as much as $60. Still think payday loans are a great idea?

Payday loans are good if you need fast cash, have poor credit, but can pay back the amount in the agreed amount of time. However, if you know you are financially strapped than this will just cause your debt cycle to spiral farther down. There are so many industries that offer financial help and consulting. Make sure you check what your community, church, and local organizations have to offer before you bite off more than you can chew.

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