In today’s money orientated society it is hard to pursue your life’s need and desires without that big salary that we all wish we could earn. On a normal monthly salary it’s usually just manageable to feed and clothe the family and pay the bills. So when a minor crisis such as a non-serious car crash, or the washing machine breaking down can be turned in a mountain sized problem if you just don’t have the cash to sort it.
The question is: what can I do to solve my little crisis and go on with life in my happy bliss like before I reversed into that silly post. If you are scraping through every month then there are long term changes that you need to implement when the dust settles, but for now it seems your only option is to take out a loan, there are quick temporary solutions in the form of pay day loans. These are monthly loans that you can get quickly to fix your car or washing machine, but you have to pay back from your next pay cheque. This is a good solution, but can never be taken as a long term solution. If you take out a payday loan that you can’t afford to pay back with your next pay cheque then your problems will start to spiral out of control, as the interest piles up every month, and you constantly find yourself with a debt you can’t afford to pay.
The other possibility is a bank loan. The downside of a bank loan is that it can take a while to be processed. This can leave you without transportation, or without clothes for longer than you can afford.
So what do you do? My advice involves a few stages:
1 – Get that payday loan, but make sure you know that it’s a short term thing; and don’t borrow more than you need. The temptation to borrow a little more than you need and treat yourself can lead to problems in the future.
2 – Apply for a bank loan from a reputable bank; Barclays (http:www.barclayloanapplication.co.uk ) for instance. Again, don’t borrow more than you need.
3 – As soon as the bank loan comes through pay off the payday loan to get that problem off your back.
4 – Now you’ve seen how bad things can get so easily start to sort your life out. Try to earn some extra money: if there’s extra work, do it. If there’s a possible promotion, go for it. And never give up on trying to get that job that would sort you out for life. If none of these things are possible then you need to start spending less. This will mean budgeting your food, and cutting down on any treats you may like to bestow upon yourself.
5 – Never forget about your loan – always think about making sure how you’re going to pay back each month’s installment!
I you haven’t had this little crisis, but you see how it could happen to you, then act now before your rainy day brings thunderstorms for you.