There are great reasons for borrowing payday loans and poor reasons. Likewise there are great successes and dismal failures when dealing with an American payday loan.
Here are some of the most common mistakes made when dealing with payday loans and the best way to avoid them:
1.Borrowing too much:
Take only what you need. That's true at the dinner table and it definitely applies when borrowing money from a payday lender. Even if borrowing more will not put you over the threshold to increase your fee amount you should still refrain from borrowing the extra, because it only represents more money that you will have to come up with later and you will likely regret it.
2. Not being prepared for the fee:
You borrowed $400 easily enough, but are you now ready to repay the $400 plus another $60 or more for the fee that was set by the lender? Not budgeting properly can easily lead to this problem where you find yourself short and unable to repay a payday loan by just the smallest amounts, and having to ask for an extension because you're just $20 short is excruciating since most payday loans offer on an "all or nothing" basis, and being unable to repay even a small part of the total loan will mean an extension and more loan fees.
3. Extending for the wrong reason:
Seeing that latest Wii or Xbox 360 game that you just gotta have is not a good reason to ask for an extension of your American payday loan. You likely got a payday loan to deal with an emergency situation in your life, and once you do, you should start viewing the repayment of the loan as the new emergency situation that only a greater emergency, a real emergency, can supplant. Extending your payday loan means paying the fee for the loan this time and then paying another one when you repay the loan later. It is expensive and can lead to a spiral of bad debt.
4. Underestimating your debts:
This is especially common in light of the new digital transactions regarding money that are everywhere. With an Internet payday loan you are most likely going to receive your American payday loan via direct deposit directly into your account and the return payment for the loan will be arranged to be handled as an automatic debit on the pre-arranged debt. Likely you have direct deposit from your employer and if you are like many Americans, you also have an automatic debit of many of your bills set up to occur at specific times each month as well. If your debits for the day (or before the date) of your loan repayment cause your account to go negative your loan repayment may be refused (costing you an extra fee), or it may cause your account balance to go negative (costing you an overdraft fee). After taking out a payday loan, carefully monitor all of your automatic bill payments (if any) and budget your money carefully to make sure there will be enough available to cover the loan repayment at the proper time.
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