There are many times we all get caught in financial situations well over what we can manage. We may work overtime, take from our savings account, or we will make deals with our creditors. However, our best may not be good enough. We may be led to taking other measures, such as taking out a loan. Although we know it may lead us into another debt situation, sometimes it’s our only way out of a bad situation. The following reasons are how you would know if you really need a loan.
You Are Avoiding Creditors Phone Calls
Once you’ve gotten behind just a month or two in your bills, the company’s internal credit department will start calling you. This is just normally to see what they can do to help you out and set up a payment arrangement. After a few dodged calls and a few months of unresponsiveness, they will send your account to a collection agency. Once you have established a routine of avoiding any of your creditors phone calls and letters, you should realize you need a loan to help pay down some of your debt.
You Don’t Have Money in Your Savings Account
Your savings accounts may be set up for extra or emergency spending. If you don’t budget properly, you may go through those accounts very fast. If that happens, you will not have money left for an emergency situation. If this is the case, you should take out a loan, only if you need a loan. If you can work additional hours or borrow from a friend, this would be better.
You Have Multiple Loans
If you have multiple loans out to cover prior bills, this is also a good indication you need a loan. This is a situation where it may work to your advantage. Having multiple loans means you have multiple interest rates, payment amounts, and must keep up with each loan schedule. If you consolidate your loans into one payment, you will only have one payment due. You may be able to find a cheaper interest rate and pay your loans off sooner than you thought.
You Find Yourself in a Crisis
Finally, there are many crises’ we can face that would require a loan. If your automobile breaks down and you have no other means to work, this would be a perfect example for needing a loan. Also, in the tragic event that you are evicted from your home, you may need a loan to cover the hotel and security deposit for another home.