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I’ll be the first to admit it. I’m exhausted by COVID-19 — just as I’m sure that you are. But, that doesn’t mean you should completely ignore it. If you do, you may not only be putting your physical health in jeopardy but also your financial future.  The pandemic has caused job loss or a […]

Got a plan to build an emergency fund? It might be a good thing to start. Years ago, while still trying to establish myself as a freelancer, I heard a bloodcurdling sound emitting from my car. It appeared to be the squealing of brakes. And, since brakes are kind of important, I made an appointment […]

How To Keep Your Business Going When an Emergency Sidelines You

What would you do if you’re a freelancer that gets sidelined by sickness or needs emergency surgery? What if there is a catastrophe like a fire that destroys all of your equipment or inventory? Emergencies are bound to happen. The difference between those who bounce back and those who don’t is preparation. Here’s how to […]

If you want to stop dipping into your emergency fund for non-emergencies or avoid coming up short month after month with little left over to fund your goals, here are some strategies to implement if you tend to not have much money leftover at the end of the month. 1. Define what emergency means to […]

When you generate more money it can be tempting to just blow it. Since you’ve been working harder, maybe you want to have something to show for your efforts. If you’re unsure where you should put the extra money and don’t want to make a misstep, instead of playing eeny, meeny, miny, moe or shooting […]

We frequently talk about emergency funds in the personal finance space. Financial experts continuously sing the praises of having at least $1,000 or more stashed away for those moments when you hit a box on the highway and have to pay $450 for a new tire and rim (or maybe that was just me?) Although […]

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