From the category archives:

Emergency Fund

Should Baby Step 1 be More Than 1000 Dollars?

April 24, 2011

If you’ve followed this blog at all you know I’m a big fan of Dave Ramsey and his baby steps. Step one is to save up $1000 in an emergency fund. I had a conversation the other with a couple that thought it should be more than one thousand so I thought I’d go over […]

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Give Your Home Owner’s Insurance a Checkup

September 30, 2010

This past weekend I had my car broken into. We lost a GPS, phone car charger, and my bowling bag with 2 balls, shoes, and braces. Seriously, who steals bowling balls? It was a pretty unfortunate weekend. After filing a police report, I went to check on my insurance to see what it would be […]

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Where Should I Keep My Emergency Fund?

March 31, 2010

There is some debate as to where an emergency fund should be kept. Checking account? Savings account? Sock drawer? Penny stocks? Should I just use my credit card for emergencies? Well if you know me at all you know I’m not going to say use the credit card. What about the others? Well let’s think […]

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How My Emergency Fund Saved My Honeymoon From Total Disaster

March 18, 2010

The day after my wedding last July was one of the longest, hardest days of my life. That isn’t really how it was supposed to happen, but it did. Thankfully, my emergency fund saved our vacation. Part 1 – Charleston, WV – Flight Changed We went to AAA to set up a cruise for our […]

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Dave Ramsey’s Baby Steps: Step 3 – Three to Six Months Emergency Fund

March 10, 2010

photo credit: pathwithpaws Great news, if you’ve made it to this step you are debt free. Next you have to save up for emergencies. Life happens and you need to have a safety net. The third baby step is a 3 to 6 month emergency fund. This step builds on the $1000 emergency fund from […]

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Dave Ramsey’s Baby Steps: Step 1 – $1000 Emergency Fund

March 8, 2010

I am a big fan of Dave Ramsey and his advice on money and life. He has changed the way I think about my finances and it has been all for the better. This is going to be the start of a 7 part series covering Dave Ramsey’s Baby Steps to financial freedom.

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