What to Keep in Mind When Making a First Loan

College or the first job usually marks the shopping around for first loans for a lot of young people. Having been strapped for cash all these years, the temptation to go big the first time around is pretty heavy.

So what should you keep in mind when you take out your first loan?

UNDERSTAND NECESSITY. Whether you go for a student loan or a personal loan, consider one very important question: How much do I NEED? Many young people are not able to delineate their needs from wants, and when taking a firstĀ loan, going big will make you lose in the long run. Even when you can sensibly foresee a strong capability for you to meet your payments, a big loan is still a big commitment.

So there, ladies. These are pretty basic but a reminder never hurts. Most of us do forget the basics because we are blinded by the big possibilities. If not approached with caution your first loan can also turn into a life sentence. Be smart. There is no easy and quick way to get around it. Being responsible and making an informed decision is your best bet to accomplishing big things today and in the future!

Stay sharp, girls. If you have any questions or ideas, comment below or tweet us at @mscareergirl now!


Ms. Career Girl

Ms. Career Girl was started in 2008 to help ambitious young professional women figure out who they are, what they want and how to get it.