When Debt Helps You Save
If you're dealing with enough bills to make saving difficult, you know how frustrating it can be to see your savings balance barely budge. Getting enough money together for a large emergency fund or for paying off all your debt may seem like a far-away goal, but you can actually accomplish it now by taking out a loan. The idea of borrowing money at this point in your life may seem like the last thing you should do, but there are three ways to transform your financial situation for the better by taking out a loan now.
Paying off Multiple Debts
If your bills are composed mainly of payments for other debts -- credit card balances, student loans, and the like -- you can use a loan to consolidate all those other debts into a lower payment. In some cases, you can get a dedicated debt consolidation loan that will cover all of your debts; these are great if all of your debts have high interest rates because the interest rate on the consolidation loan can often be negotiated down. You'd end up with one smaller monthly payment instead of several payments with higher interest rates. You'd save a lot of money that would otherwise go toward paying monthly interest amounts, and you could put that money into a savings account.
Putting an Emergency Fund Into Place
If debt isn't the issue and you're just dealing with low salary and high costs of living, a personal loan could allow you to immediately place a lot of money in an emergency fund. You'd still have to pay back the loan with interest, but you'd at least have a fund to use in case your car needed urgent repair, for example.
Beating High Rent Costs
Personal loans aren't the only type of loan to help you save money. If you're in an area with spiraling rent costs, a loan in the form of a mortgage can help you lock in a housing price on a home of your own. It's possible to see mortgage payments that are much less than the cost of renting an apartment, depending on the town in which you live. Take the money you are saving and use it to make early payments on the mortgage (so you save interest in the long run) or save it for emergency use or retirement.
If you'd like to discuss getting a loan, either in the form of a personal loan, a debt consolidation loan, or a mortgage, speak to your bank today. Sometimes taking out that additional money gives you the financial boost you need to finally see some savings.