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Archive of ‘Emergency Fund’ category

Have your big-money cake and eat it too

Balance. It’s such an elusive word. And what does it really mean, anyway? To me, finding balance is figuring out how to juggle all the goals and responsibilities in your life without losing your marbles. It’s hard work! And can seem impossible. Think about your money goals alone. Chances are you have several competing goals […] Read more…

Trouble Saving? Try this

You are trying to do it right. You do a monthly spending plan. You make sure you aren’t going into credit card debt. But you still can’t manage to save money. Why? – Probably because something always comes up – Probably because by the end of the month there isn’t quite enough – Probably because […] Read more…

How big how big of an emergency fund do you need?

We are back this week, breaking down the advice of financial gurus Dave Ramsey and Suze Orman. Last week we looked at how to pay down your debt and this week we’re tackling emergency funds. Question: How Big of an Emergency Fund do you need? Dave says your emergency fund should be 3-6 months of living […] Read more…

Three ways to start saving this week

Its September, and while in Seattle we are still having summer like weather, we know we are on borrowed time. Time to dig out the scarves, polish up the boots and cuddle up to watch some football. This seasonal transition is the best time of the year, for me, to revisit goals. If your goal is […] Read more…