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I suggest reading these articles gathered from around the web.

Emergency Fund Is For Emergencies ONLY – 6 Ways To Leave It Alone. Matt Jabs suggests keeping your hands out of the emergency savings account except when the need is due to a true emergency, not just when you have unplanned expenses. I’ve also explored what should qualify as a true emergency.

The 10 Year Savings Strategy: Saving money after you’ve already handled the basics. I like that Ramit’s approach to money and financial advice is rooted in social psychology. He points out that people never want to believe they are most likely average or like everyone else. Ramit will also appear on tomorrow’s Consumerism Commentary Podcast.

Moving in Together? How to Avoid Money Mistakes. The author of this article, Melissa Korn from the Wall Street Journal, is preparing to have her boyfriend move into her house, and this article take a look at what their expectations and approach should be for ensuring the continued success of their relationship.

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avatar Matt Jabs

Defining “emergencies” is paramount concerning our Emergency Fund. Doing has given us an extra level of security… both financially, and in our marriage. Thanks for the link… I appreciate it.

I’m looking forward to the CC podcast w/Ramit…

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avatar Luke Landes ♦127,480 (Platinum)

No problem!

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avatar Green Panda

Great posts! Emergency funds are one of those ‘set it and forget it’ accounts. I agree with Matt that they give a sense of security. We’ve had to use our emergency fund in the last 12 months and it has been a relief. Rebuilding it can be annoying, but it’s much less stressful than not having one.

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avatar Tom

“Moving in Together? How to Avoid Money Mistakes. The author of this article, Melissa Korn from the Wall Street Journal, is preparing to have her boyfriend move into her house, and this article take a look at what their expectations and approach should be for ensuring the continued success of their relationship.”

The best way is not to play house before you’re ready to make a commitment. Old fashioned, perhaps, but it’s true.

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