Tag: emergency savings

Establishing a financial safety net for yourself in the form of an emergency savings fund is key to help you cover unexpected expenses and to weather financially challenging times like a period of unemployment. We have the latest news on America’s rainy day savings and what saving strategies you can use to establish an emergency savings fund that works for you.

Are your savings ready for a financial emergency?

More Americans Saving Less

Sep 29, 2016 | April Lewis-Parks

A new study finds 69% of Americans don’t even have $1,000 in emergency savings to cover an unexpected expense. What does this mean for financial stability?

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Good News and Bad News about Emergencies

Jun 23, 2016 | April Lewis-Parks

More Americans are saving up to make a 6-month financial safety net they really need for effective emergency savings. We have some advice for the rest.

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Where’s Your Rainy Day Fund?

Apr 29, 2016 | Meghan Alard

More families are saving for a rainy day, but almost 30% don’t have any emergency fund. We explain how much emergency savings you really need to have.

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Millennials and Emergencies

Mar 16, 2016 | Meghan Alard

Over half of Americans have more credit card debt than savings, but Millennials may be bucking the trend to save more in household emergency funds.

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America and Military Saves Week 2016

Feb 22, 2016 | Meghan Alard

Whether you’re just getting started or you’re a saving expert, we have some tips on what you can do this week to improve your personal saving strategy.

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Can You Afford an Emergency?

Jan 27, 2016 | Michael Koretzky

Even affluent Americans don’t have an emergency fund in their savings account to cover unexpected life events, putting financial stability at risk.

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Who isn't Saving for Retirement?

Oct 21, 2015 | Michael Koretzky

Millennials are making good strides to become retirement-ready, while pre-retirees are the ones dipping into retirement accounts to cover emergencies.

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Young Professionals Fail to Plan for Risks

Oct 16, 2015 | April Lewis-Parks

From identity theft and online reputation management, to insurance and asset diversity, Millennials must protect their financial and professional interests.

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Don’t Let the Roof Cave in on Housing Costs

Sep 23, 2015 | Meghan Alard

A new study finds homeowners are underprepared for emergencies like expensive home repairs. We offer tips for starting an emergency savings fund.

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Americans Fear Outliving Savings, but Fail to Act

Sep 11, 2015 | Monica Victor

Americans believe they might outlive their retirement and Social Security will run dry by the time they retire but most aren’t doing a thing about it.

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