Cash Advance - a useful tool

If you're thinking about a cash advance, I'd suggest you first consider other alternatives. Can you save up the money? Can the purchase be delayed? Are there ways to avoid the expense?

Sometimes it's necessary to consider getting an advance if there is an unexpected need or a special purchase that is worth making.

The decision to get an advance needs to be made carefully, just like any other financial commitment.

If you're in need of fast cash, here is one organization that can help you get a cash advance if you qualify. Like other enterprises that offer personal loans, they have an application process to determine if you qualify and for how much. This is their due diligence before making a loan to you.

You'll also need to perform your own due diligence to fully understand the terms of the loan. You need to know about the amount you're borrowing, the required payment schedule, the total cost of borrowing the money, and the consequences of not paying it back on time. Such consequences could involve fees, wage attachment and the like.

It's reasonable to expect to pay something for such personal loans simply because you're asking to borrow someone else's money. You're seeking to use their financial assets to supplement yours on a temporary basis. The cost of borrowing the money can be seen as rent.

Getting a cash advance is something that can be helpful when necessary for emergencies and other unforeseen events, but like any other financial obligation, you need to go into it with your eyes wide open. Only then can you make an appropriate decision with respect to cost, benefit and risk.

Consider an advance in the same manner as you might consider getting a personal loan, a line of credit, or using one of those checks that are enclosed with your monthly credit card statement. They all represent the same thing - a personal loan.

I strongly suggest that if you're in need of an advance, that you only do so for yourself. Don't seek an advance based on the need of others as this will likely lead to others having a say in every aspect of the loan except paying it back - you'll be stuck with that obligation.

No cash advance or other form of personal loan or line of credit should be undertaken lightly. Think it through carefully to make certain you're responding reasonably to a need, and not simply a desire. Be deliberate and think through every aspect of getting, using and paying back the advance. It's the only way to ensure successful use of this financial tool.

Done with Cash Advance, take me back to Managing Money

There certainly is a broad scope of topics here at Frugal Living Freedom. When you think about it, money permeates so very many activities in our lives, therefore, being frugal encompasses a wide range of interests, from being employed to taking a vacation, and just about everything in between. Enjoy the variety, pick up some new ideas, and start making frugality a part of your signature.

I'm a big proponent of being debt-free, and I mean entirely debt-free - no mortgage payment. It's not essential for financial freedom, but you'll love the feeling once you get there. If you didn't have a rent or mortgage payment, how much more could you do for yourself with your current level of income? I suspect plenty.

If you ever hope to see an abundance of wealth, you need to plug the hole in your boat. The wealthy don't necessarily make lots of money, instead, they know how to hang onto what they make, and make it work for them.