Azlinah Tambu, a twenty-two-year-old single mother who lives in Oakland, California, recently found herself in a tough spot. Due dates for your payday loans are usually upon your next payroll deposit, but some lenders can extend that up to 45 days from the time of your loan. I went back to Bob DeYoung, the finance professor and former bank regulator, who has argued that payday loans are not as evil as we think.
Some states also have laws that regulate the amount a payday lender can lend to consumers and how much they can charge for the loan. All you need is to ensure that you have food, pay your house payment or rent, keep the power on, and every other cash goes to breaking the debt cycle.
The pay day loan lenders are only interested in confirming the repayment of the money lended. Payday loans allow consumers to borrow against an anticipated paycheck or other anticipated earnings. However, make sure that the reason you are going for this loan is a legitimate one and do not indulge in taking out a loan for silly purposes.
The higher the number, the better your score, and the easier it is to get approved for loans. Depending on your credit needs and desire to pay your loan off quickly, your lender may only offer you loans with an APR near the high end of the range noted above. A savings plan � however modest � can help you avoid borrowing for emergencies.
Today's episode was produced by Christopher Werth�The rest of our staff includes Arwa Gunja , Jay Cowit , Merritt Jacob , Greg Rosalsky , Kasia Mychajlowycz , Alison Hockenberry and Caroline English�Thanks also to Bill Healy for his help with this episode from Chicago.
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