Gina Marie Velez found that out first-hand when she turned to payday loans during a stressful divorce. “It took me over a year to pay it off because of the ridiculous interest and fees,” she says. “They’re the absolute worst. They create a vicious cycle of debt that feels impossible to get out of. Do not ever take a cash payday loan. The interest rates and fees cause a bigger hole in your pocket than the amount of the loan!”
All of the above scenarios actually happened to me. Thankfully not back-to-back, but they still illustrate that bad things do, indeed, happen to good people. When things go wrong, there’s usually a price tag associated with them. (We advise you to keep a current renters or home insurance policy with a company like Lemonade to help offset the cost of such disasters.)
This is another method not to be taken lightly. If you have a trusted friend or family member with good credit history and that person agrees to add you as an authorized user onto their credit card, their positive account information will likely be recorded on your credit reports as well. But not all credit card issuers report account activity for authorized users, so you may want to have the primary cardholder ask whether authorized user account information is reported to all three major consumer credit bureaus. It’s a bit of a double-edged sword, though — if you or that person makes any late payments or racks up debt on the card, it could negatively affect both of your scores.
When choosing payday loans near you, it makes sense to think about how long the application process takes. With LendUp, it takes about five minutes to fill out the application. Once you submit, LendUp gives you an instant decision. LendUp Loans fund fast — as long as your application is submitted before before 5 p.m. PT (weekdays), you'll typically have money in your bank account by the next business day. See lendup.com/faq for more details.
MoneyMe makes repaying your loan simple and easy. During the loan approval process we will set up your direct debits. Repayments will be scheduled according to your pay cycle. Concerned you will miss your repayment date? The MoneyMe customer service team is available via phone, email, live chat, Facebook or Twitter to help resolve any issues you may be having.