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Behind in savings? 5 ways to build your emergency fund

Most Americans are behind on savings. Here's what to do if you're one of them.        

This Is Not The Number Your Hedge Fund Wants To Show

One day after the February 5 volocaust, the first real casualty of the record VIX surge emerged, when the Chicago-based vol-selling fund, LJM Partners, unpleasantly surprised its investors that it was down more than 50% in one day, a...Show More Summary

15 budgeting tips for building an emergency fund

Expect the unexpected, and build your emergency fund, with these 15 easy budgeting tips.        

DroneBase raises $12M in Series B funding, announces enterprise AR tool

If you have purchased a drone in the last year or two, there’s a high likelihood that it only emerges from your gadget closet a few times per year, if that. That probably doesn’t leave you feeling too great about your purchase, but it also leaves an expensive piece of professional equipment lying dormant that a lot of people could use. Show More Summary

The opportunity fund: How to be prepared for lucky breaks

There’s a consensus among money writers that one of the most important first steps on the road to financial freedom is establishing an emergency fund. Your emergency fund is like self-insurance to protect you from all the small, surprise disasters we each encounter in daily life. Show More Summary

Your Small Business Needs an Emergency Fund, Too

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that approximately one-third of all businesses fail within the first two years. Half fold within five years. And of the businesses that fail, a banking survey showed that 82 percent do so because of cash flow issues. These numbers are not meant to keep...

An emergency fund could save your financial resolutions

If you have a financial goal for the New Year, a small rainy-day fund could help you stay on track.

6 Important Things to Look for in a Savings Account

Having a savings account is important. It's a good place to store your emergency fund, which you’d tap if your car unexpectedly needed repairs or you had to weather months without a job. But all savings accounts are not created equal, and there are important factors you should consider...

Six Essential Strategies for Negotiating a Raise at Work

Negotiating a raise at work is a powerful way to improve your financial situation with a single stroke. You suddenly have more income, which means that it immediately becomes easier to pay off debts, build up an emergency fund, save for future goals, and have some quality of life improvements to boot. Show More Summary

How to Earn Money With Your Emergency Fund

Life is full of unexpected and often unpleasant financial surprises. That's why it's so important to have an emergency fund. An emergency fund provides you the cash to cover everything from a blown water heater to a leaky roof to a bout of unemployment. Ideally, you should have enough dollars in...

How to Use a Credit Card for an Emergency Without Drowning In Debt

You know you're supposed to have an emergency fund to help pay for big, unexpected expenses such as a leaky roof or a busted transmission. But what if you don't have an emergency fund? Or your emergency fund balance is too low? You may need to rely on a credit card instead. Using credit cards to...

How to hack your HSA: It's not just for medical costs anymore

HSAs help consumers save for medical expenses — and retirement, too. With simple hacks, an HSA can turn into a source of emergency funding or a longer-term IRA replacement.        

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Join our Tweetchat this Thursday at 12:00 pm Pacific for lively conversation and a chance to win one of two $10 Amazon GCs! Use #WBChat to participate. This week's topic: Building Your Emergency Fund! Learn about hurdles people face when saving for an emergency, ways to earn more money to...

The Life-Changing Magic of a Well-Stocked Emergency Fund

Emergency situations can really throw you—and your wallet—for a loop. Whether you're hurt, you've lost your job or your car goes kaput, having a stash of do-not-touch money can keep a bad situation from getting worse. READ MORE »

Where to Find Emergency Funds When You Don't Have an Emergency Fund

Establishing an emergency fund is the first and most important step in taking control of your finances. This fund makes it possible for you to weather a financial crisis — anything from a big car repair or medical bill to losing your job. (See also: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Your...

Norwegian Air Boeing 787 UNICEF Flight: Bid For Your Chance to Fly as a Passenger

6 months agoTravel / Air Travel : The Gate

As a way of celebrating its tenth anniversary of partnering with the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund — which is more popularly known as UNICEF — Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA is taking delivery of its first BoeingShow More Summary

A Sticker For Your Penis?

Is this what happens when Sex Ed funding is cut? Experts discuss what the emergence of the Jiftip says about prevention efforts.

Deerhoof leak new album early on Bandcamp as “name your price” to benefit The Emergent Fund, making Superman seem “un-American” by comparison

Just when you thought they possibly do any more THINGS to single-handedly save American Democracy as we know it, the four superheroes in Deerhoof are digging even deeper down into their campaign for Truth, Justice and the (hopefullyShow More Summary

How to Handle a Sudden Loss of Income

Life happens. Sometimes, life can throw a sudden job loss or drop in income your way. Beyond saving up an emergency fund, you'll need to make a few key moves while you stay afloat. These steps will help minimize the damage and stabilize your finances, quickly. Alert the people who need to...

6 Fast Ways to Restock an Emergency Fund After an Emergency

You worked hard to build up your emergency fund — and then you needed to use it. That's OK! That's why you had an emergency fund in the first place. Now it's time to rebuild that financial safety net (and your peace of mind). Here are six quick ways to replenish the savings. 1. Take on a...

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