If you’ve ever had an emergency suddenly come up, and then had a huge bill at the end, you’ve probably considered this. Similarly, if you’ve ever wondered where the rent money is coming from this month, or looked at the sorry state of your fridge, you’ve probably thought about doing this. You may have even though of this so that you’d have the money to take that special someone out on that expensive date you promised. What am I talking about? A payday loan of course!
So, you might be wondering if you should indeed get this loan. After all, it is something that you will have to pay back, and quickly. Something else that might have crossed your mind is that it is not a fix but simple a delaying tactic. What is meant by this is that the underlying issue of not having the funds is still there, but is pushed to the side. But, you may contend that you really do need this money quickly and that it is “just the one time.” And so long as you stick to that statement and understand the entire process of getting a payday loan, you should be find.
That said, are there times where you shouldn’t consider getting a payday loan? Yes. One reason you may want to avoid this arrangement is that you will have to ensure that you have the monthly payment in the bank in addition to having funds for your regular expenses. This doesn’t just evaporate with your loan. Something else to consider is that although the emergency will be gone as soon as you take care of it, depending on the size of your payday loan, you will be paying for it for quite some time afterward. This is something you’ll want to think about and will need to add into your budget.
A payday loan can be a great source of comfort in that it can give you breathing space not just for the current emergency but after as well. Still, you should really consider only getting the amount that you absolutely need to get you out of your current predicament.