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Sometimes debt is unavoidable, like when your car breaks down, your washing machine stops working or a dental emergency comes up. But if possible, it’s important to avoid debt that comes from buying things we simply can’t afford.
It’s easy to get into debt, but can be so much harder to pay it back.
When temptation knocks, think of the long-term
When you’re struggling to make ends meet, and constantly having to go without, it can be hard to resist temptation. We want to buy things to make us feel better, even when we know we shouldn’t, like buying the latest phone, upgrading to a fancier car or buying those shoes you just have to have. And it does make us happy for a little while, but over the long-run the resulting debt makes us so much unhappier.
Before you make that purchase, here are some things to consider:
If you’re constantly struggling to make your money last till pay day, take a look at our article on Three tips to make your pay last until payday.
We take being relentlessly helpful really seriously here at Avanti. If life has happened to you and you’re worried about making your loan payments, please do give us a call to talk through what’s happened. We are here to help you come up with a plan that works - we promise to keep working with you if you keep working with us.