One obvious place that people overwhelmed with emergency is their personal money stash – the piggybank, the coin and dollar slot in the car, the dollar bowl on the kitchen shelf. Remember, small amounts can add up to something already significant especially in times of emergency. This could be the first or last step in your emergency cash search, either way, it is bound to give you something of value.
To get a credit card cash advance you go to an ATM or bank location and use your credit card to withdraw money. The amount you withdraw is added to your credit card bill almost as if you were using your card to make a purchase. But unlike using a debit card, the money that you get through a credit card cash advance doesn’t come from your bank account. It’s loaned to you by your credit card company, and you’re responsible for paying it back.
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When you find yourself in need of an emergency loan you may not realize how many choices are available to you. If your own emergency fund won’t cut it, you may want to consider asking for a loan from family or friends. Don’t have anyone you can ask for some emergency cash? What about a bank loan or credit union? If you have decent credit you should be able to get a personal loan with a relatively low interest rate.
Personal loans are meant for people who have established good credit with scores above 630. The higher your credit score, the lower your interest rate will be. For example, excellent credit in the 720-850 range can expect to pay about 10% interest, good credit scores in the 690-719 range will pay about 15%, and average credit in the 631-689 will pay 20% or more. Personal loans can be obtained from banks and credit unions.
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Borrowers must recognize that the future availability of this fund for other law students depends on prompt and full repayment of all emergency loans. In the event of default, a hold will be placed on the borrowers university record, including registration privileges and transcript requests. In addition, the Deans office may withhold certification of a borrowers character and fitness to state bar examiners.