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Facing a Financial Emergency? 6 Ways to Get Money Now

  • December 8, 2019

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Facing a Financial Emergency

Are you facing a financial emergency?

A financial emergency arrives unannounced, and in such a scenario, one can easily feel they are out of options. But even when you are back is against the wall, and you do not see any hope of getting any money from anywhere, there are several ways out. The modern world has evolved so much and has connected people in a way that there are still hundreds of legal ways to get money when you are bankrupt. A lot of people in the US face a financial emergency at some point in their life. Some feel the need of borrowing money when they are behind their rent, some borrow it for accident emergencies, and some just need it because there paycheck is late. Here are some ways in which you can get money quickly when facing a financial emergency.

Get a Payday Loan

If you have faced an emergency or an unexpected expense and want to get money now! A payday loan is the fastest option for you. Payday loans are short term loans and are designed for people who have run out their salary. As the name suggests, payday loans can be returned when you receive your next paycheck. They are also pretty easy to get approved. All you need is a bank account, proof of employment, your driver licenses or ID card and you are good to go. There are a lot of loan companies out there offering payday loans in Canada. You can get the loan on bad credit as well, but it depends on the payday service you choose.

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Consider Selling Your Gold or Silver

Selling your gold or silver possessions can also help you in case of financial distress. It could be anything from your jewelry to any house decoration item. You can sell it easily at your local jewelry store, or you can sell it on any private gold buying and selling service. The price you will be paid will depend on the condition and value of the possession. However, the local store will offer you a better amount than private companies.  If you have a piece of gold jewelry that you inherited, you can also consider getting a loan against it. A lot of banks offer loan against gold these days. You can look around for the most suitable option and can get the best available loan for you.

Sell Things You Don’t Need

Another simpler and one of the better options is selling stuff that you do not need. Now, you will immediately think that there is nothing in the house that you do not need, but take another look around the house, and you will definitely find something that you do not need anymore. Maybe it could be a couch that is taking up a lot of space in the living room. Or it could be an electronic device. If you have an old laptop that you don’t often use, copy your data in your hard drive and consider selling the laptop. It could also be your old car that has been sitting in the garage for months. This way you will not only be able to get the money for your emergency but will also get rid of extra stuff freeing up a lot of space.

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Consider Asking for an Advance Pay

Instead of going for a payday loan or selling your stuff, you can always consider asking for an advance paycheck from your boss or company. They could refuse it, but there is no harm in asking, right? Try explaining your situation to the relevant person at the company and make them understand why it is important for you. If you are with the company for a long time and the management and boss trusts you, it is highly likely that they will understand the situation and will agree to help you. But it is really up to you to convince them.

Borrow Money from Family or Friend

Before getting out of your circle and looking for another option, consider asking a friend or family member for help. Those who are close to us will always understand us better and will empathize as well. You can ask your loved ones and explain the situation to them. Do not feel hesitant or ashamed to reach out, because that is what friends and family are for. Just make sure that when you are borrowing money from them, do it in proper legal manner. Have the amount written down on paper with terms and conditions. This way both the lender and the borrower will be protected just in case.

Sign-up On a Freelancing Website

Freelancing is another great way of making money quick. You can find a lot of projects relevant to your field on several freelance websites out there. Especially if you have technical and artistic skills, you will be able to get a well-paid project. For example, if you are a graphic designer, you will get thousands of opportunities on freelancing platforms. You can select the one that suits you the most and can apply for it. Once you have got the gig, all you need to do is finish it and get paid. Even if you do not have technical or artistic skills you will still be able to find different gigs on such platforms like proof-reading and typing. They would not pay as well as the former, but hey something is better than nothing.

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