Sudden expenses are all around us. The trick is in being prepared. At such times, we can dip into our reserves or we can borrow money. Loans have become complex creatures and are often tough to understand. The kinds of loans vary depending on the amount that is required and the purpose for which the amount is needed. For educational purposes, we have the educational loan. Similarly, when we want to buy a house, we have to look at housing loans. If you need little money, there are more options for loans. Why would we need personal loans? Sometimes, it may be so that we can avail a service. At other times we may want to purchase some new electronic equipment. At still other times, we may be looking at carrying out some minor home improvements. Whatever be the purpose behind our look for a loan, the loan amount should be used fruitfully. After all, we want to enjoy the full benefits of the same. Borrowing money calls for a high degree of discipline. Do not splurge borrowed money. It is not yours.
Banks are one of the most common lenders. We may have been carrying out transactions here for years. Hence, it is likely that they will know our credit standing on which the loan could have been granted. But things are different if one is a third party. That situation would warrant extra caution. If an educational loan has been secured so that one can pursue higher education but the money is spent on a new car or a state-of-the-art music system, then the whole purpose of the loan is lost. That sure would be a hair-brained way to lose out on one’s education.
A loan is a loan. Sounds obvious, right? Well, it should be as obvious that a loan that you take, is money you borrow, i.e., you need to repay it. Despite this being so obvious, there is an entire industry of professionals called debt collectors. That is a sad commentary on the state of affairs.
Remember that if you fail to pay a secured loan, the lender can take away the collateral asset. This is done when the borrower fails to make the payment or is known to have misused the loan amount. Thus, if and when the borrower comes upon some extra money, it would be very prudent on his part to put it aside and use it to repay his loans. Also the loan repayment duration should be adhered to. Be smart and avoid legal action. Pay on time.
Use the borrowed funds for the purpose for which they were originally borrowed. The rate of interest will also be low, and unlike in the case of defaulting payments, no extra charges will be levied. Thus, the best thing that one can do is be truthful and use the loan amount for lawful purposes. One should make an attempt to use the loans prudently. One should take care not to waste the loaned amount. That is where the spiral starts. Getting a loan to repay an earlier loan.
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