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Tips for Asking Your Parents for a Loan

No one ever wants to be put into a situation where they have to ask their parents for money. It can be one of the most embarrassing and humbling experiences of your life. However, sometimes it is a necessity and simply cannot be avoided. Nowadays, money is even tighter than ever and everyone is feeling the crunch of the economy. You never know what may happen in your life that may leave you broke and needing money. The best place you can turn to in a situation like this is your parents.

Parents naturally want what is best for their children and never wish to see them suffer. Asking your parents for a loan may seem hard to do at the moment, but put yourself in your parent’s shoes. If you had a child who was in trouble or needed money for food, clothes, etc., wouldn’t you do everything that you could to help out your child? The answer is probably yes. Your parents do not want to see you go through hard times if there were something that they can do to help.

The very hardest part that you will have to overcome is the initial conversation. It may make you feel ashamed to admit to your parents that you simply can’t handle your finances and that you need help. That moment will seem like a lifetime. But soon after that, you will feel so much better that you got the news off your chest. It is never good to keep your problems, even about finances, bottled up inside. As soon as you talk about it with your parents, you will begin to feel better.

Hopefully, you have understanding parents who do truly want to help. Of course, there are those parents who want nothing to do with helping their children out, and this is a shame. But if your parents are kind and genuinely want to help, they will not make you feel bad for asking for help or make you feel ashamed.

Of course just because you ask for help does not necessarily mean they will give it to you. They may feel for you and your situation, but they just might not be in a situation where they can help you out. But you will feel better for talking to them about your problems and they may be able to offer you some wonderful advice about how you can get some extra money. Parents are quite useful that way.

If your parents are willing and able to loan you the money, be incredibly thankful. Always remember to let them know when (if ever) you will be able to pay them back. If you know that you won’t be able to pay them for a while, let them know that so that they do not expect any money soon. If you have a problem and are not able to make a payment back to them, let them know that as well.

In the end, you are just going to have to suck up your pride and ask for help if you need it. The worst that can happen is that they can say no. The best that can happen is that they will say yes and you will have a giant weight lifted off of your shoulders. Then it is time to give mom and dad a great, big hug! If your parents are unable to lend you some money then instead of going to some bank you can turn to Accredit Licensed Money Lender in Singapore that will help you in your financial crunch with lower interest rates and much better loan terms than what you get with any bank. 

David Scott is the head writer at TRI PR. He better part of his college life as a journalist for the college magazine. He still writes and he loves it.