Applying for Credit in Hard Times

: Chris Lee Law Firm

  Filed under: Credit

creditIf you’re going through tough financial times, it might seem like applying for credit is just too difficult.  However, when you know a few tips and tricks, you’ll find that it’s not too hard to get the credit you need.  While you should always be a responsible borrower (which might include debt negotiation), applying for credit can be the lifeline that gets you back on track.

Tips and Tricks

Firstly, it’s important to remember that you should never apply for/use credit if you’re planning to file for bankruptcy.  If you use credit within the 90 days leading up to your bankruptcy case, that debt will not be discharged.  So, if you’re worried that you might have to file for bankruptcy in the near future, then you should be especially judicious about your use of credit!

If, however, bankruptcy is not a concern and you just need some credit to make it to the next month, then visit your local bank to see what kind of loan they can extend to you.  Also, you should check out your local credit union.

If you are having trouble with the debt you already carry, you might also be able to go over some debt negotiation strategies with your lending institution.

Should your credit situation deter banks and credit unions from providing you a loan, you can always visit a payday loan lender.  Though these places aren’t a first choice, they can still be good ways to find that extra cash!

Applying for credit shouldn’t be overly difficult.  When you look thoroughly, you will find a lender!


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