Money 101: How to protect your future financial security

Money 101

Editor: Draco Copper | Tactical Investor

Money 101

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Money 101: The Basics

If an unexpected expense came up, how would you pay for it? If the answer is not “with cash,” then you need to listen up!

Saving for an emergency isn’t really the fun type of saving — like, say, saving up for a big purchase or vacation — which is a big reason why people just aren’t doing it.

Another big reason people ignore it is because they simply don’t realize how damaging an unexpected expense can be until it’s too late.

Wake-up call: $#*! happens — and when you think about it, not preparing for it is just dumb.

According to a recent GoBankingRates survey, more than half of Americans (57%) have less than $1,000 in savings.
According to a survey by Bankrate, only 41% of Americans have savings they can rely on in an emergency.

And for many, it’s not that they aren’t making enough money — 10% of people making at least $100,000 a year said they have no money that they think of as savings.

A lot of people who participated in the survey even said they knew they should have emergency savings that’s easily accessible — but they don’t.

So how would they pay for an emergency?
-49% said they would use a credit card
-36% would borrow money from another person

The last thing you want to do is put an unexpected bill on a credit card because that can easily spiral out of control of cause you money problems for years. Full Story

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