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Here’s a pro tip: Ask questions to which you already have the answers. If you see one thing in the loan agreement, but get told something else by your loan officer—especially if what the loan officer tells you makes the loan seems better than it actually is—then maybe that’s a lender you shouldn’t be working with. Because remember: You’re not just choosing a loan, you’re also choosing a lender. If you can’t trust them, then their loan is definitely not worth it.
This is an expensive form of credit. RISE is designed to help you meet your borrowing needs. Appropriate emergencies might be a car repair, medical care for you or your family, or travel expenses in connection with your job. This service is not intended to provide a solution for all credit or other financial needs. Alternative forms of credit, such as a credit card cash advance, personal loan, home equity line of credit, existing savings or borrowing from a friend or relative, may be less expensive and more suitable for your financial needs. Refinancing may be available and is not automatic. Refinancing will result in additional charges. We will never charge you any "hidden fees" that are not fully disclosed in your Agreement or the Rates & Terms. If you don’t make a payment on time we will attempt to contact you via one or more authorized methods. Because we report your payment history to one or more credit bureaus, late or non-payment of your debt may negatively impact your credit rating. If you fail to repay in accordance with your terms, we may place or sell your debt with a third-party collection agency or other company that acquires and/or collects delinquent consumer debt. Be sure you fully understand the terms and conditions of your credit before signing your agreement.
To make more money, think about what resources you have available to you. Maybe you have valuables that are just taking up space in your home, unused. Do you have musical equipment, camping supplies, jewelry, tools, furniture, clothes or any other items that you can sell to make extra money and avoid taking out a quick loan. Everyone has skills and with so many websites that connect people, there has to be something for you. You can be connected with people seeking house cleaners, babysitters, drivers, and handy repair services. Look up care.come, uber.com, lyft.com, favordelivery.com, doordash.com and taskrabbit.com. Maybe take a step back even further and consider a more long term perspective. How can you get yourself in the position to pursue a degree, go to a trade school or start your own business?
Revolving credit isn't available to everyone. It takes time and resources to develop good credit, but for those without, getting approved for a credit card often depends on your ability to secure the credit line with a cash deposit. If you had the cash, would you need the credit? Probably not, so secured credit cards do not offer any emergency relief. When you live paycheck to paycheck, an unexpected illness, layoff or any other paycheck interruption could leave you looking at eviction notices, saying goodbye to your car or facing other financial disasters. When you need a loan, you need it quickly and without a lot of paperwork. That's where fast cash loans come in.