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Emergency Fund: What is it, how much should have in it, and how should you invest it?

I read a startling news article today.  According to CNNMoney 6 in 10 adult Americans do not have enough savings to cover a $500 unplanned expense.  2,081 more words

Emergency Fund

Progress Post: +4 (The Good News and the Bad News)

I can’t believe a week has gone by with no post! Well, I’ll get the bad news out of the way first: I’ve slipped on diet and exercise (maybe 4/7 for exercise, 1/7 vintage breakfasts) and it certainly shows on my scale. 501 more words

[-$86,743] Why I Want a One Year Emergency Fund

In my 2017 Goals post I mentioned that my ultimate goal for my emergency fund was to save 1 year of living expenses.

You may wonder why I want so much in savings. 922 more words

Money (Debt Frugality Minimalism)

A New Year: Start Working to Be Debt Free

We are two weeks into the new year, and now that we have some time to really think about things, maybe looking at those Christmas credit card bills, we are wondering how we can stop finding ourselves in this sort of mess. 403 more words

Debt Freedom

January 11, 2017


Along with changing your oil every 3,000 miles and checking your child’s trick-or-treat bag for weaponized apples, the common advice to create an emergency fund… 519 more words

Budget / Monthly Savings Plan


I know one of the hardest things to do is save money. I seriously have good intentions by putting money in my savings account. Sadly, it never stays there. 190 more words

5 Steps To Improving Your Financial Well-Being In The New Year

New Year’s resolutions get a bad rap. We make resolutions with the best intentions, but research suggests that only 8% of people actually achieve them. Still, there’s something about the promise of a fresh start and a clean slate that makes me set them every year. 488 more words

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