Know Who’s Behind Your Money – PART 7

This post is part 7 of 8 in our groundbreaking series on how do you tell the bargains from the dissipation? Here’s look at some offers that often don’t pay off, plus smart ways to save your money.

Know Who’s Behind Your Money – PART 7

What we talking about is someone who you give your money by your will. There is groups of people are after your money, you know all about it and you like to hold on as much of it as you can. Let us start by list them out one by one.

No 7. Payday Loans

After her divorce, Clear Bail, 42, had a daughter to support, Even working two jobs didn’t bring in enough to cover her and her family’s expenses, so she borrowed $410 against her next paycheck. Getting the money at Check into cash, a payday lone store, was easy.”I wrote a check for $460, and they told me to come back in two weeks with the cash, or they’d deposit the check to cover the lone plus $50 in interest.”

When the payday arrived, however, she was again short on cash. “I got into a vicious cycle of renewing the lone and paying an additional $50 every two weeks,” says Bail, a artist from Columbus, Ohio. “Before I knew it, I was trapped.” She eventually used a tax refund to pay off the $2,500 loan.

According to the Center for Responsible Lending, payday lenders rank in $4.2 billion a year by charging a whopping 391 percent to 500 percent in interest. Only 15 states and the District of Columbia ban payday loans or cap interest at 36 percent. “The industry justifies this by saying the loans are for short-term emergencies, says CRL’s Uriah king. “For most people, they’re like financial quicksand-you get in deeper and deeper.” A CRL study found that the average borrower flips the debt five or more times, repaying $793 on a $325 loan.

The best advice If you’re really in a pinch, opt for a cash advance on your credit card (about 28 percent in interest, plus transaction fees). If you belong to a credit union, you can usually get up to 18 percent interest on small unsecured loans. As an alternative to payday borrowing, The FDIC launched a pilot program in February in which 550 banks branched in 27 states will offer loans of up to $1,000 at an APR of up to 36 percent. That’s high, but it beats 500 percent.

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  1. That’s really thnkiign out of the box. Thanks!

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