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An Introduction to Payday Loans

Nov 3, 2007
There are some instances in which you have absolutely no choice but to settle for a loan or some other form of credit line. These are the times when you have not earned or just simply do not have enough money to buy all the things you need, but you need those things to survive, whether you have the money to buy them nonetheless. One of the worst feelings in the world is not having enough money, so you want to get some small form of credit, but what is the best way to borrow the money you need to get you through?

There are several forms of credit, but often, people will opt to get a payday loan over a regular loan or a credit card because they feel that there is less hassle, more convenience, and enough generalization that you can easily qualify for such a loan. This is a descent solution for many. Still, is it always the wisest decision to resort to a payday loan?

First of all, it helps to know what a payday loan is. A payday loan is a short term loan that you can get from specializing companies that will allow you to write them a check and get the cash for it, giving you a specific amount of time to get money in your checking account before they deposit that check. This is a good way to get a short term loan every once in a while when you just can't make it to your next paycheck without overdrawing, but many people abuse this type of loan, only hurting themselves, by living from paycheck to paycheck through payday loans.

There are several risks involved when you do something like this. What if you can't get more money in your checking account before the check is deposited? What if you get laid off during the term of your payday loan and end up not being able to pay it back, or what if your paycheck does not cover the amount that you owe?

This factor can be beneficial, but it is important not to depend upon it. The potential threat you have of not being able to pay back your money is far too great for you to live off of payday loans. These types of loans are mostly for convenience and for small amounts of money.

You may ask, why is it more of a risk with a payday loan as opposed to a credit card or a loan from the bank or a credit union? After all, there is just as much likelihood that you could lose your job no matter what type of credit you are using. The bad thing about payday loans is their interest. Interest on payday loans are way above normal to begin with, so not bouncing a check on your payday loan will only add more interest onto that high beginning interest rate, or service fee, as they most often call it with payday loans.
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