I was speaking to a good friend a few days ago about the truth behind this wonderful phrase called 'payment holiday' which has been floating around for a few weeks. Anyway, my friend and I discussed it in great detail. At the same time, I was also lamenting about feeling guilty with continuing to talk about financial literacy at a time like this.
By the time we had finished our conversation, the feeling of guilt had disappeared! Yes, it's wonderful to have great support network. I also felt so happy that I was able to impact knowledge on 'payment holiday' with my dear friend.
Okay, so, first off, it's called a payment holiday. The operative word is - holiday. It is also in the singular form. This means that you only have one option. Otherwise, it would be referred to as 'payment holidays'.
Who doesn't thoroughly enjoy a holiday and also dread going back to the realities of life. Well, the same goes for a payment holiday.
5 REASONS WHY PAYMENT HOLIDAY IS NOT A HOLIDAY
- You are able to continue to make regular payments: if you are able to, and can afford to continue to make payments, do so.
- You can make some payments: it is better to make some payment versus no payment whatsoever.
- . You are unsure about what will happen after the holiday is over: consider what life would be like for you once the 'new normal' is here.
- You have failed to enquire about other payment options: a payment holiday is NOT a new concept within the financial industry.