Personal Military Loan for Holiday Expenses

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With the holidays upon us, many people are wondering how to keep the holiday magic alive despite higher prices on everything, from gas to gifts.

With a personal loan for veterans or active-duty military, like Armed Forces Bank’s Access Loan, you have flexibility in how you use the funds. So, you could use the military loan for holiday gifts, food, and travel if you choose to.

Before using a personal loan for military members, consider these factors:

Loan Terms: Be aware of the interest rate, repayment terms, and fees associated with the loan. Borrowing money for holiday gifts and travel might not be the most financially prudent decision if it leads to high interest costs or makes it difficult to meet your regular financial obligations.

Budgeting: Ensure that you have a budget in place to repay the loan in a responsible manner. Failing to make loan payments on time can negatively affect your credit and financial stability.

Alternatives: Consider whether there are more suitable financing options for holiday expenses, such as saving in advance or using a credit card with a lower interest rate, if available.

Responsible Borrowing: Remember that any form of borrowing should be done responsibly and within your means. It's essential to avoid accumulating unnecessary debt.

Financial Goals: Think about your overall financial goals and priorities. Using a personal loan for non-essential expenses may impact your ability to achieve more critical financial objectives.

If you decide to use a personal military loan for holiday gifts and travel, it's crucial to manage your finances wisely and repay the loan on time to avoid any negative consequences. Armed Forces Bank offers an easy-to-use budgeting tool to help you better manage your finances and see how an Access Loan might fit into your monthly budget. 

Interested in learning more about Armed Forces Bank’s military loan? Learn more about our Access Loan here.

Subject to credit approval. Restrictions apply. Annual Percentage Rate is based on credit score. Only one personal loan allowed to any borrower at any time. Loan terms are based on the loan amount. Origination fee applies. Demand deposit relationship required. Refinance applicants must qualify for a minimum of $250 in additional cash for approval.

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