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When I decided to budget a little more carefully, I had no idea how difficult it would be. Fortunately, I was able to talk with a few financial advisors who were able to point me in the right direction. One of the best pieces of advice I received was about setting a realistic budget. I learned how to effectively manage my money, so that I didn't have to worry about paying my bills or letting my accounts overdraft. This blog is designed to help people like me who have previously struggled with money. Check out these articles for financial advice that might help you to set a realistic budget.

Setting A Realistic Budget

3 Ways To Help A Loved One Post Bail

by Leo Austin

Do you have a loved one who has been arrested? Are they in jail until they can post bail? While the bail system does provide a way for accused individuals to get out of jail until they face trial, posting bail can be difficult for someone who has limited access to funds. The good news is that you have options available. Even though the bail amount may seem like a large number, there are a variety of ways that you can come up with the bail amount. Here are three of the most common methods:

Ask for a signature bond. In some cases, the court will allow something called a signature bond. This is where the accused individual will sign a note saying that they will pay the full bond amount if they fail to show up for scheduled court hearings. That way, they can get out of jail and they don't have to pay any money unless they miss a court date. In some cases, they may be required to put down ten percent of the bond along with their signature.

Keep in mind that it's fully at the court's discretion as to whether or not your loved one can get a signature bond. If he or she is accused of a violent crime or is a flight risk, the court may be unlikely to approve the request. Talk to a lawyer about how your loved one can get a signature bond.

Get a property bond. Some courts will also allow you to post bond with property instead of cash. You simply bring in the deed of a free-and-clear piece of property and sign it over to the court. As long as the value of the property is sufficient, that will cover the bond. The court then holds onto the deed while the accused's charges are in process. At the conclusion of the trial or other court proceedings, you get the deed back. That is, of course, as long as the accused has shown up for all required appearances. If they flee or miss court dates, they could go back to jail and you could lose the property.

Contact a bail bondsman. Bail bonds are a common way for people to make bail without any money. The bail bondsman will essentially loan you the money to make bail. They will also charge interest on the loan. If you make all your court appearances and fulfill all legal obligations related to your bail, you only pay the bondsman the interest. If you flee or miss an appearance or obligation, you must pay the bondsman the entire loan amount plus the interest. In some cases, the bondsman may ask for jewelry, property, or something else of value as collateral for the loan.

For more information, contact a bail bondsman in your area. They can help your loved one get out of jail as soon as possible.