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An emergency fund will help you weather sudden job loss, unexpected medical expenses, or other financial hardships. Articles on how to build an emergency fund and what it should look like.

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Lessons I Learned in Going Through a Tornado

This past Friday our city went through some pretty tough times! On June 15, our town and neighborhood got hit by two tornadoes. My neighborhood got hit by a category F2 (113-157 mph winds) tornado and our adjacent neighborhood got

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Where Do You Keep Your Emergency Savings?

Awhile back, Charlie wrote about how during the Great Depression—when there were no safe places to put ones money—folks would hide their savings in some pretty strange places. Among the most popular spots: beds, walls, the backyard, doors and cabinets. Before the Great

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How Long Could You Live Without a Paycheck?

Back in 2019 Marketwatch reported that a large number of American households are living paycheck-to-paycheck. Quoting the results of a survey from the American Payroll Association, they reported that 74% of households would find it “somewhat difficult or very difficult

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Planning for the Unexpected in Life

Everyone should have an emergency plan in life. The unexpected can happen at any time such as illness, natural disasters, accidents, and death. Planning ahead can help you react quickly and effectively. Keep Emergency Money It’s always important to keep

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