Kinds of Financial Pillar: Loans

Important Credit Tips

Create a budget: Creating a budget is one of the best things you can do for your financial situation, regardless of your income or debt. Trying to manage your loan without a budget puts you in a position of vulnerability and confusion you don’t always know where your money is going or how much of it …

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Choosing a lender

The cost of a loan will vary depending on the type of loan you seek and the lender’s policies regarding interest rates, fees, savings requirements, and collateral.  Before you borrow, compare the costs of the loan you want among several lenders. Choosing a lender is not only about costs. You might also want to consider …

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Risks associated with borrowing

For every borrower, debt is a risk. If you can’t repay your loan, there will be consequences!  Even with careful planning, you may have problems making loan payments. Many unplanned events can turn this risk into reality, such as the following: When your income is interrupted due to illness or necessary absence When the investment …

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Why Borrow?

We need to borrow money for many reasons.  Mostly, we borrow to: Invest; Respond to an emergency; or Consume (purchase an item for which we do not have enough money at the time of purchase). A loan provides you with a lump sum of money that might be difficult to obtain otherwise. It enables you …

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Loan Management

Handle loans with care. When you borrow money from another person or institution (such as a bank or credit union), the lender expects to be repaid.  Usually, the person who lends the money charges interest—a fee for the use of that money.  One can be in debt to family members, friends, informal lenders or financial …

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