It’s not always possible to reply to readers’ questions individually, I apologize to them whom I could not respond to. This post revolves around a reader question – Pravin asked, whether he should go for a personal loan or home equity loan, to fund medical expenses for his visiting mother. His mother is not adequately insured through traveler’s insurance she got from her home country.
For immigrants, it’s common practice, parents come from their country on a temporary health insurance. Often these insurance have fine prints and exclusion clauses that no one cares to read. Pravin is unfortunate to face this situation, as 99% of the time, medical attention is not required during parents’ stay in United States, which only lasts a couple of months or so due to visa restrictions. (SEE ALSO – Best personal loan option)