E61: Emergency Fund 101

Jul 1, 2020

How healthy is your emergency fund? How big should it be? Where should you put it? We talk through these questions and more.

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EPISODE 61

Emergency Fund 101

  • Purpose of an emergency fund
    • Cover unforeseen emergencies
    • Not planned expenses
  • Traditional rules of thumb
    • 3-6 months of take-home pay
    • Single income - 6 months
    • Dual income - 3 months
    • New normal: 6-12 months?
  • Where should an emergency fund be held?
    • Appropriate account types
      • Savings
      • Money market
    • Inappropriate account/fund types
      • CDs
    • Stocks / equity funds / bonds
    • IRAs
  • Where is the emergency fund in priority?
    • First priority (before investing)


Intro/outtro music credit: eccentric - I Can Show You [Argofox Release] by Argofox