5: Conclusion

Emergency Fund Resources

Computer helpAre you in crisis? Or maybe you’re just looking to go deeper into this topic? There are many free and low-cost resources available to help you. Here are a few:


Just as you would call 9-1-1 in an emergency, you can call 2-1-1 ( from anywhere in North America using your phone or computer to speak to a specialist in your community who can help you find a variety of free services including:

  • Disaster and emergency help
  • Housing and food assistance
  • Employment and education opportunities
  • Help starting a business
  • Help for special groups such as veterans and victims of domestic abuse

America Saves

Get help reaching your saving goals with tools and inspiration from America Saves ( including calculators to estimate your personal wealth and home wealth.

American Savings Education Council (ASEC)—

Visit to calculate savings goals, savings potential, compound interest, earnings from potential investments and more.

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