Emergency Funds 201: Where to Stash Your Savings
Personal finance journalist and Get Rich Slowly blogger Kristin Wong knows a thing or two about emergency funds: She’s researched and written extensively about the topic. In this two-part series about emergency…
Emergency Funds 101: When, Why and How Much to Save
Emergency funds are an important piece of a sound financial plan. Personal finance journalist and blogger Kristin Wong learned the value of an emergency fund the hard way after college,…
QUIZ: What’s Your Spending Personality?
Are you the miser who brings home other people’s leftovers? Or do you spend money as fast as you get it? Regardless of your spending habits, having an emergency fund…
What's Your Backup Plan
Having an emergency or back-up fund is important. This money that is set aside for unplanned expenses is separate from your retirement savings and college savings accounts. According to a study…
10 Situations When You Might Need an Emergency Fund
Everyone knows the little rules of life that reduce the risk of costly mistakes, like driving slowly in the rain or not leaving candles burning. But it’s the rare what-ifs that might prompt you to dip…
10 Simple Life Changes To Boost Your Emergency Fund Savings
The daily expenses of life can make it difficult to put aside extra money, but that doesn’t change the fact that bad luck can happen to anyone. And if you…