Before you speak, listen. Before you write, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you invest, investigate. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try. Before you retire, save. Before you die, give.

~William A. Ward

Monday, February 18, 2008

Why an Emergency Fund is Imperative

Having an emergency fund can save you a lot of heart ache! Everyone has their rainy days and we all know that bad luck comes in three's. To prevent an unforeseen event from ruining your week, month or even year; save at least 3-6 months of living expenses in a liquid investment.

These funds are not to be used for holiday savings, birthday savings or any other event that is not considered an "emergency". A good place to save the money would be an online savings account, normally they pay a higher rate of interest than your regular saving account with your bank and the money isn't as easily accessible as you don't have a ATM card and normally a transfer from your saving account to your checking account takes a day or two.

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