When you face an financial emergency and you don't have many options, there are very few solutions. Here's an example. One year, I was on time with all my bills and very happy about it. Then I went to the car and I had a flat. Not the kind of flat that can be plugged. I needed a new tire and I didn't have the money. What can you do?
A few things you can do is sell some stuff on facebook, take some metal to a scrap yard, sell your jewelry or find a way to borrow the money.
Here's the problem with borrowing the money.
- Not too many places make loans for small amounts of money.
- You need good credit.
- They usually require a job.
I found one that does and I wanted to share it. Rapid Title Loans are available in the state of Florida. They give you a cash loan that is not based on your credit, but on the equity of your car, your employment and your residence history. The auto title loan application is pretty short. Loans are for 12 months and the interest is as low as 1.50% per month as long as their is an outstanding balance. I don't recommend that anyone take a loan unless it is absolutely necessary. Debt is debt. However, there are times that you need access to cash to pay for unexpected events like car repairs, home repairs or even loss of employment due to an accident.
I'm glad to know that these type of loans exist. It is helpful to know there are resources that can help in case of an emergency.