Where Do I Start?

If you came across $1,000 unexpectedly, what would you do?

Use Windfall Money

Here are a few more ideas for “finding” money to put toward your emergency savings:

  • When you look for money to save, do you consider product rebates? Sure, $5 here or there may not seem like a lot, but it can add up. Be sure to send in product rebates and deposit the rebate checks into your emergency savings account.
  • Tax refund - Build up your emergency fund by tucking some of that tax refund into savings. Even a modest amount—as little as $500—can help soften the blow of the typical unexpected expenses.
  • If you were doing OK before you got a pay raise or bonus, deposit that extra money into your savings to help build up your long-term emergency fund.
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