Car problems – is there anything more frustrating? Whether you just bought the car of your dreams or you’ve been in the same vehicle for longer than you can remember, nobody likes it when they hear that indescribable sound followed by smoke followed by the promise of an outlandish repair bill at the local auto shop that will set you behind for weeks.
“I remember right where it happened,” recalls Jessica who hails from Los Angeles. “I was on the I-10 when I heard the sound of metal grinding all over the place. I was late for work; one of my kids was sick, and now this? It was only Monday and already I was having a bad week!”
Jessica’s story isn’t uncommon. All too often we take advantage of the basics like transportation, and we are only reminded of how vital a working car is in today’s society when disaster strikes. Without a car, we have to find additional ways to make it to work, which means putting up with time-consuming public transportation or the embarrassment of relying on friends and relatives to get from point A to point B.
“I was mortified,” Jessica explains. “When I got to the repair shop, the parts alone totaled over $200, plus labor. They estimated the total bill to be about $450.00. I knew I couldn’t afford it right away, so I needed cash and I needed it fast.”
Across the street from the repair shop was a payday loan store, the type that can be found on almost every street corner now days. “It was dirty inside and I felt uncomfortable,” said Jessica while cringing slightly. “I knew they could give me a payday loan and solve my problem, but for some reason I couldn’t do it. Being in a store like that just didn’t feel right to me.”
Jessica’s problem isn’t that unusual. Payday loan stores nationwide generally aren’t located in the best neighborhoods, nor do they offer competitive pricing on cash advances because they have overhead costs like rent, power and so on. As a result, brick-and-mortar stores like the one she visited charge a premium on their loan products.
Later that night, Jessica went home and researched cash advances on the internet. She found a number of sites offering anything from cash advance articles to various sign-ups, and ended up choosing Personal Cash Advance to get her payday loan online.
“I was shocked how easy it was,” smiled Jessica. “You’d think getting a cash advance online would be more difficult than just a couple of minutes. I just typed in my personal information and where I wanted the cash advance to go and then bang – I was on track for an approval! I went to the repair shop the next business day after my I got my loan, paid for my car, and my life was right back on track. A cash advance is a great way to put out all those little fires that catch us off guard sometimes, so you better believe I keep that site bookmarked!”