You know the saying, “every little bit counts” applies to bail too, right? You’ve probably never put the two together just like you probably never thought you’d ever be arrested and then be responsible for paying for your bail. Paying for bail is a huge financial responsibility that will likely be made easier with proper budgeting. This may take some time from you to think about and plan, but you’ll definitely be glad you did.
Besides your monthly bail bond payments, you’ll also need to pay for:
- Food – we recommend buying groceries and cooking rather than eating out all the time).
- Bills – focus on the absolute necessary bills like electricity and gas. Others that are more subscription-based bills like the gym or Netflix – cancel those.
Then there are other things you may or may not need to be paying like textbooks and tuition for your children if you have any, clothes, gas for your car.
Look at your savings accounts and look at your paychecks. Look at how much you spend on everything and re-prioritize where you put your money.
Then, now, comes a bonus – your annual tax refund. There’s no saying how much you’ll get, really, but every little bit counts. Use your tax refund to pay for bail!
Your Bakersfield Bail Bonds agent can also help manage your bail bond payments. You’ll work with one of our bail agent to finalize a personalized payment plan that as much as possible, doesn’t hurt your finances. Just meet your monthly payments, go to all court appointments and you’re set!