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Why Everyone Needs an Emergency Fund and How to Get Started

Have you heard that you should have a savings equal to at least three to six months of expenses for emergencies? It’s a great goal to aim for because layoffs, injuries, medical expenses and reduced income (i.e. life) happen. If

Posted in Budgeting, Emergency Savings, Job Loss, Savings

Preparing For And Surviving Unemployment

We’re flashing back to Ashley’s post about how to prepare for an unexpected bout of unemployment, as well as surviving it without going into debt. We all want to feel secure should something happen such as a layoff; however, we

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Using crisis budgeting during tight financial times

Unexpected events can happen to any of us without warning. The world is an imperfect place: cars break down, people get laid off or injured, pets get hurt…and that’s just the tip of the iceberg sometimes. And out of 280 of

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Posted in Budgeting, Debt, Job Loss

Emergency Savings: How to save and when to use it

We’ve been told time and time again we should have 3-6 months of income saved in the event of a financial emergency, but how do we save that money? And furthermore, when is it okay to use emergency savings? Jump

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Ideas for increasing income

Short on cash right now or do you have a big expense coming up like property taxes or a home/vehicle repair? Here is a list of ideas to help you increase income temporarily or permanently. Remember: not everything will work

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