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Advice for Taking Out Payday Loans

Filed under: Advice — Paul Rizzo at 6:43 am on Thursday, December 21, 2006

Don’t listen to the nay-sayers. Sometimes, you need payday cash advances to get you through difficult times. Just make sure you follow certain pieces of advice as you do …

1. Be realistic about how much you need
It’s tempting to suddenly get carried away when borrowing money and decide that you’ll upgrade your holiday to business class, or double the budget for a wedding – but remember that you have to pay the money back, so be realistic.

Financial AdviceWrite a detailed plan as to how much your “project” will cost. So if it’s a holiday include the cost of flights, accommodation, spending money and insurance. Do not borrow more money than you need to with your no fax cash advance.
2. Paying off existing loans may save you money
If you already have outstanding debts, it might be more practical to pay them off before taking out another loan. Debts on a credit card, or other unsecured loans will undoubtedly be costing you a higher amount or interest, so if necessary consolidate these by transferring them to your new loan.
This will cost you less interest and increase the possibility of paying off the original online payday loan sooner.

3. Compare quotes using the Internet
Once you’ve decided how much you need to borrow, go online and research the best deals available. There are many excellent search engines and price comparison sites that will help you with this – and rates can change on a regular basis. Being armed with such information will make it easier for you to decide which fast cash loan you’d like to take out.

4. Work out realistic monthly payments
It’s great to suddenly receive a lump sum of money in your bank account, but remember that you have to pay it back on a monthly basis. So you need to carefully calculate your budget – and be realistic about what you can and can’t afford.

When working this out take into account all your monthly outgoings, including mortgage repayments, bills, credit card repayments, food shopping and other outgoings, such as pension payments or childcare. Compare these to money you receive each month, whether it’s salary, share dividends and benefits, such as a pension.

Your payday advance loan lender will then be able to tell you over what period of time you will need to pay the loan back. Typical time periods for paying back such a secured loan can run from one year, up to the full length of your mortgage – so in some cases this could be 25 years.

Do bear in mind that the longer you opt to pay back an amount, the more interest you will accrue, so in effect the more the loan will cost you in the long-run.

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