If you have money in a tax-deferred retirement account, a loan of half the vested value — up to a max of $50,000, in most cases — is an option when you’re cash-strapped in the face of an emergency. There’s no credit check or long approval period; the interest rates are generally lower than credit cards; and the payments are deducted from your paycheck, which makes ignoring the loan impossible. The downside is that you miss out on tax-deferred gains, which will hamper your long-term financial planning efforts.
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