From the Great Depression to Present Day

By: Rachel Yoshida

Those who made it through the great depression knew what it meant to survive with no pay check at all for months on end. It was a terrible time for millions. A lot of people today that are unemployed, can sympathize with those of that time.

There are some of us that are fortunate and have a dependable job, even though in some of our cases it is a terrible hardship to make ends meet from one payday until the next. It is nearly just as difficult when you have a dependable job and are always in a financial strain the biggest part of the time.

A lot of times when we do not have sufficient money to get through from week to week, it might be our own fault since we will put ourselves in debt for things that are not exactly necessary to us and for items that we really should not buy.

When we have acquired that new home or automobile, this is when reality sets in and we know that it will be almost impossible to pay off these purchases easily.

When you realize your are in that financially strained boat that millions of others are riding in along with you, there is not much that you can do to change it. The majority of us will choose to continue struggling as long as we can rather than lose a nice home or car that we feel like we need to own.

Even though there are millions who will still do the unthinkable and are using credit cards to increase their income if needed, others are picking another way to get through the pinch when the money runs out before the week does. Check advance and payday loans businesses are multiplying today and it is no wonder.

It is usually simple to get these sorts of loans. There is normally no credit check and the only paperwork needed is a couple of your most recent checking account monthly records and proof of a job. Of course, necessities will vary from company to company. It is a simple and fast way to come up with some money that you can repay, generally within a few weeks.

Just keep in mind when you go and acquire a payday loan that it will be coming out of your next payday and do not permit yourself to get over extended.

Usually these firms will permit you to pay the renewal and set up a loan for a couple of more weeks, but this will always cost you more in the end. Keep in mind that over loading your capabilities might be what landed you in the boat from the beginning.

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