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Easy ways to jump-start your emergency fund


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Saving several months’ worth of household expenses can be daunting. Use this advice to make sure you’re ready for whatever life throws at you.

Setting aside money for your long-term goals is important, but good financial planning also involves preparing for the curve balls you’re bound to face from time to time. That’s where an emergency fund comes in. As a safety net that can help you cover unexpected expenses without breaking your budget, an emergency fund can help give you peace of mind and lay a strong financial foundation that will last for years to come. Here’s how to get started.

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  • Creating a budget is a good first step in taking control of your finances. Use our Budget Worksheet to get started.
  • Gaining control of your finances isn’t as hard as you think. Learn how to win the race to financial freedom.
  • Remember not to lose sight of your long-term goals. Explore our guide to planning for the retirement you want.


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