In an ideal world we’d all have enough money so that we would never have to borrow money from anyone.
If you’re the sort of person who likes to eat, sleep and live, however – you’ll have noticed that this isn’t an ideal world, and life inevitably costs more than we earn.
So, (and you can probably see where I’m going with this) it occasionally becomes necessary to take out some sort of loan. In the interest of keeping costs down, it stands to reason that you would look for the cheapest loan.
Pump the brakes though, here’s why the cheapest loans aren’t necessarily the best or most appropriate loans for you.
Let’s talk about security
You need to think about whether your loan should be secured or unsecured. If you’re
unfamiliar with this terminology, here’s the basic difference: