During these recessionary times, many have fallen hard financially. Jobs have been lost. When and if they are regained, they are usually part-time, or they are a step below the previous, or they do not pay as much. Inflation is eating at the wallet for food, for utilities, for health care, for family care, for clothing, for vehicle fuel, for public transport, for pet care, and heaven forbid anybody think about entertainment or travel. Should a holiday approach, it becomes a mere glimmer of the past. Credit ratings are taking a beating as bills grow and incomes shrink.
No White Hat Posse Lenders to the Rescue
Banks and credit unions, in spite of the money the federal government has loaned them, are very wary of granting any white-hat posse loans to swoop in to assist the cash-strapped consumer. Captured by black-hat inflation and credit-rating robber missed payments, they are left unrescued. Qualifications for personal loans have been set so high that only the very well-heeled citizen can get them. Even for them, substantial collateral is usually required.
Consider Your Short-Term Situation
You need cash. To offset an unexpected emergency you need a boost. The car breaks down. The doctor says you need a new and expensive medication — now. A school trip for one of the kids is in the offing. The holidays are coming up and your savings are gone. You are a good candidate for a short-term personal cash advance loan. Such can ease your immediate financial burden and you can pay it back quickly. The loan will not require a sterling credit history; the lenders do not even check. They are easily available online, require very little hassle, and you can have funds in your account within 24 hours. Payments are easy and the loan can be settled within a month or so.
Consider All Your Debt
All of sudden you may sit down one month in the usual ritual with the check book and the bills. You have a bill for this and a bill for that. One is due one day and another is due later. One is for one amount, the other for another. One has this interest rate and another has that interest rate. How about putting all those loans into one basket? Then you will have one payment, one interest rate, one due date. Think about approaching a lender for a debt consolidation loan. You can find lenders for this among traditional venues as well as online lenders. You may even be able to get a little extra just for some “breathing-room cash.”
You Can Pick and Choose, But Be Careful
Shop carefully when you look for short-term personal loans or debt-consolidation loans. Because of these weird financial times, the markets for online short-term and consolidation loans are full. So, you can shop to find the interest rates and repayment terms that best suit you. But, since the market is crowded, be on the qui vive for unscrupulous lenders. What seems like a valid website can disappear in a minute, taking your identity with it. Online lenders, since they do not check credit scores and do not demand real collateral, charge interest rates and fees a little high to offset their risk. Often, the ease and speed with which you can get cash in your account offsets the extra cost.