Where Can I Turn When My Household Income Runs Dry?

Where Can I Turn When My Household Income Runs Dry?

Whether it’s the loss of a job, unexpected medical expenses, home repairs or just putting the kids through college, anyone in a financial bind has a variety of resources they can turn to—particularly if they already have a bit of equity to borrow against.

Options include borrowing from a life insurance policy or a 401(k) plan, tapping a home-equity loan, an ordinary refinancing or getting a reverse mortgage.

Of course no discussion of these issues would be complete without first mentioning the importance of financial planning to try and avoid this scenario. Each of these options comes with potential drawbacks to the point where some financial analysts argue for just avoiding them altogether.

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