When gaps in income occur, such as through a loss of employment, your rent bill can be the most difficult to pay because it’s often your largest expense. In these situations, a personal loan for rent may seem like a feasible short-term fix. But personal loans are an expensive way to pay rent, and there…

Colin Thompson is a writer at NerdWallet. Email: cthompson@nerdwallet.com.

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