Category Archives: Emergency Fund

Giving the Middle-Finger to My Emergency Fund

I am a big proponent of having an emergency fund. In fact, one of my medium term goals is to have a $10,000 emergency fund (about 4.5 months of living expenses). So you may be surprised to hear that I recently took $4,000 out of my emergency fund (balance was at $6,200 at the time) […]

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Where To Put My Excess Money? Roth? 401(K)? Emergency Fund?

It’s taken almost a year, but now every stray dollar that is associated to my name is now in my possession. This thanksgiving I picked up a few bonds and stock certificates that I ‘owned’ but didn’t have in my possession. Now, the question is where to allocate this ‘found’ money? 401(k), Roth IRA, Emergency […]

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Emergency Funds: I’ve Changed My Strategy

A handful of people will remember my post on why I, and people in similar situations as myself, didn’t need an emergency fund. I am not going to disagree with myself, however, I have had a change in my situation since I wrote that a bunch of months back; I bought a new car. There […]

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You Don't Need an Emergency Fund

I definitely don’t expect everyone to agree with me about the necessity of an emergency fund, but please remember I am only advocating this strategy as an alternative to younger adults who could be boosting their savings in the years when an emergency is least likely to happen. I personally don’t have an emergency fund set up.

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Category Archives: Emergency Fund

Giving the Middle-Finger to My Emergency Fund

I am a big proponent of having an emergency fund. In fact, one of my medium term goals is to have a $10,000 emergency fund (about 4.5 months of living expenses). So you may be surprised to hear that I recently took $4,000 out of my emergency fund (balance was at $6,200 at the time) […]

Read the full article »

Where To Put My Excess Money? Roth? 401(K)? Emergency Fund?

It’s taken almost a year, but now every stray dollar that is associated to my name is now in my possession. This thanksgiving I picked up a few bonds and stock certificates that I ‘owned’ but didn’t have in my possession. Now, the question is where to allocate this ‘found’ money? 401(k), Roth IRA, Emergency […]

Read the full article »

Emergency Funds: I’ve Changed My Strategy

A handful of people will remember my post on why I, and people in similar situations as myself, didn’t need an emergency fund. I am not going to disagree with myself, however, I have had a change in my situation since I wrote that a bunch of months back; I bought a new car. There […]

Read the full article »

You Don't Need an Emergency Fund

I definitely don’t expect everyone to agree with me about the necessity of an emergency fund, but please remember I am only advocating this strategy as an alternative to younger adults who could be boosting their savings in the years when an emergency is least likely to happen. I personally don’t have an emergency fund set up.

Read the full article »