Why Examining Your Debt Load Is A Good Idea

by Pam on February 10, 2017

Take your “financial temperature”

Every once in a while, it is a good idea to take a closer look at your current debt situation.  That way you can take the temperature, so to speak, of your current financial situation.  A good place to start is to create a list with all your existing loans/debts and beside each to write the current interest rate, balance outstanding, and current payment arrangements, if any.

You may be surprised at how much debt you have taken on without your noticing it piling up.  By checking in once in a while, you will be better equipped to handle your debt before it becomes too burdensome.
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There are certain things we all need, in order to live. In order of priority, they are oxygen, water, food, sleep, and heat. Some people will argue as to whether there is anything else to add to the list. However, these are the things without which the human body cannot function. Without other things, life may be difficult but can be survived.

On the other hand, nobody wants just to survive, and so there is another level of priority below this. Without the above, we cannot live. Without the things on this lower level, we cannot live comfortably. It features things such as a roof over our heads, healthcare, and security.
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Are you looking for a personal loan to save for a rainy day or to get hold of your financial crisis? If so, then it means that you are looking for the loan with the lowest interest rate and one that will probably save you some money.

Once you ascertain that you are eligible for a low-interest personal loan, then you have to get the right house to help you resolve your financial crisis or get rid of the financial problem. Some of the ways that will help you get the lowest rates for personal loans include:

  • Get a secured loan

One of the surest ways to getting a personal loan at a lower interest loan is by giving credible collateral for the loan. The cheapest way of getting the low interest loan is by getting a home equity line or credit. However, before signing the documents, ensure that the rates and the terms of the agreement are friendly and capable of protecting your home from foreclosure.

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Top Tips On How To Stay Debt Free

by Pam on December 30, 2016

In today’s uncertain economy looking after your money has become more important than ever, so it’s necessary that you know exactly how much’s in and coming out of your account. No one likes the idea of getting into debt as it can be stressful, demoralising and financially damaging for years to come, however, there are a few ways you can avoid it. If you’re looking to keep your finances healthy then you’ll want to check out our quick tips for feeling confident and in control of your money.

Start A Rainy Day Fund

We never know what’s going to happen be it next year, next week or even tomorrow, so it’s vital that everyone has a little nest egg to fall back on. Savings accounts are ideal places for large amounts of money such as inheritances, trust funds, and even pension payouts. The right savings account, or ISA, can earn you money just by it sitting there although be aware many have a ninety day clause, meaning you need to notify the bank ninety days in advance before making a withdrawal.
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Common Payday Loan Questions & Answers

by Guest on September 21, 2016

payday-loan-factsPayday loans are one of the most popular fast loan or short-term loan vehicle in Canada as also in many other Western countries. But they are one of the least well understood. Many companies expose borrowers to payday loans without properly educating them about the perils and dangers of the same. They are only shown the bright side but the thorny side is conveniently suppressed.

Most borrowers don’t read the fine print of the loan documents carefully while signing them. They pay for their naivety later on when they find out about the additional charges, pre-closure penalty fee or auto loan renewal and all these charges keep adding up often without the knowledge of the borrower. When he gets trapped completely in the payday loan repayment bills completely, the lenders put the blame squarely on him saying that all the warnings and terms and conditions were written in the various documents that he had signed and he had used his own discretion to take the loan. So, they are under no way responsible for the borrower’s plight.

That is why the provincial governments in Canada have framed quite a few laws to protect the borrowers from facing harassment from the debt collection agents and lenders. It is important that you know about them. You should be equipped with the common questions and answers regarding payday loans as well before you decide to apply for one yourself.
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5 Signs That You Have A Debt Problem

by Guest on May 20, 2016

do you have a debt problemWe live in an instant gratification society. Our forebears would have saved up to buy the things they wanted, but today’s ‘buy it now’ generation doesn’t want to wait for their new toys. Instead they take out personal loans or max out their credit cards to afford new cars, designer clothes or luxury holidays. There is nothing wrong with this mentality, but the problems usually come when the person’s personal circumstances change.

Personal loans and credit cards can be enormously useful tools. There will always be times when you need cash fast and you can’t wait until your end of year bonus hits your bank account. Used wisely, credit is a lifesaver (look at this website for the types of personal loans available to you), but if you borrow more than you can afford to repay, it won’t be long before you are struggling to keep your head above water. If this sounds like your current situation, here are five signs your debts are out of control. [click to read…]

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getting the right mortgage for youGetting your first mortgage can seem like an exciting time. You’re finally purchasing a home for your family, and that’s cause for celebration. However, it’s important you take action to ensure you get the best deal possible. Believe it or not, people can pay varying amounts of interest each month for the same loan. So, you’ll want to take note of some of the advice in this article if you hope to keep as much cash in your accounts as possible. Thankfully, the process is not complicated, and you just need to follow the right path.

Save the largest deposit possible

It stands to reason that obtaining a large deposit will mean you get a better deal on your mortgage. The guys at http://onproperty.com.au/ and other relevant sites offer some great advice on the subject. You won’t have to borrow as much money, and so your monthly payments should decrease. In an ideal world, you should try to set aside around 10% to 20% of the total cost of the home. If you do that, your loan will only have to cover the remaining 80%. That could mean the difference between paying $500 per month or $400. You could spend that extra cash on home renovations or better holidays with your family.
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