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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 curveballs 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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