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39 Ways to Save for Your Emergency Fund

GOBankingRates Logo By Alicia Bodine of GOBankingRates | Slide 1 of 40: <p>Although it's easy to plan for expenses like sending your teen to college or future family vacations, some situations arise without warning. Your child might end up with an injury that isn't covered by insurance, your furnace might break down on a cold winter's day or you might even lose your job. To <a href="https://www.gobankingrates.com/saving-money/prepare-financial-what-ifs-life/">avoid financial problems</a> on top of unexpected repairs and other needs, it's best to have an emergency fund. </p>How Much Should I Save?<p>Personal finance expert Dave Ramsey has recommended in his books and radio show that people save an emergency fund with three to six months' worth of their personal expenses. This cushion can help protect you from having to take out a loan, tap into your savings account or borrow from your retirement.</p><p>Check out the following tips to get started <a href="https://www.gobankingrates.com/saving-money/protect-yourself-financial-disaster-emergency-tips/">padding your emergency fund</a>.</p>

39 ways to save for your emergency fund

Although it's easy to plan for expenses like sending your teen to college or future family vacations, some situations arise without warning. Your child might end up with an injury that isn't covered by insurance, your furnace might break down on a cold winter's day or you might even lose your job. To avoid financial problems on top of unexpected repairs and other needs, it's best to have an emergency fund.

How Much Should I Save?

Personal finance expert Dave Ramsey has recommended in his books and radio show that people save an emergency fund with three to six months' worth of their personal expenses. This cushion can help protect you from having to take out a loan, tap into your savings account or borrow from your retirement.

Check out the following tips to get started padding your emergency fund.

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