That horrid feeling when an unexpected bill comes into our lives is soul crushing, isn’t it? We know that there’s nothing that can be done as we obviously owe it but we haven’t budgeted for it. So how can we deal with an unexpected bill?
Here are three top tips for dealing with any unexpected bill that comes into your life and paying it off.
Whether you choose to borrow from your family or a friend or opt for payday loans or short term loans from a responsible lender, borrowing is always a viable and good option for helping pay for an unexpected bill if you don’t have the funds available right now.
It never hurts to ask your loved ones if they can help out – some may be more able to help than others, they may not even be able to help right now but they’d probably appreciate you asking rather than keeping it to yourself.
Just ensure you can pay it back in a decent turnaround time before committing.
Pick Up Extra Shifts Or Get A Second Job
If the unexpected bill can wait a few days or weeks to be paid, then why not consider picking up some extra shifts and getting some overtime at your job to help you pay it off?
If this isn’t an option available to you, then there is always the possibility of a second job. When I was younger, I had a few different jobs that I worked and was earning quite a bit – I had the time and energy back then but I would have no qualms about doing it again if I needed to in order to pay something off quickly!
Sell Your Stuff
You would be surprised at the amount of stuff people have loitering around their homes that they no longer use. They also say that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure so you may find that something you own but don’t use is exactly what some other person is looking for!
There is a reason why old cars and old technology sells well online, even for spares and repairs, as it can be harder to source older stuff so when people need a part, they are prepared to pay a decent price.
See what you have hanging around your house and pop it up on sites like eBay, Vinted and Gumtree and even consider utilising social media – Facebook can be great for sales! Just ensure you are offering collection only or calculating postage correctly so you are not losing out on any money – after all, every penny counts when it comes to paying off that unexpected bill!
These are just a few top tips we have to share with you to help you pay off a bill that comes in when you weren’t expecting it to. Do you have any top tips that you would like to share with our fellow readers of things you have done in the past to raise some quick cash?