Why You Should Have an Emergency Fund

Every adult who is gainfully employed should strive to have an emergency fund of at least $1000, if not more.  Why?  Lots of surprise expenses can come out of the blue and if you don’t have the cash and it is an emergency chances are you will use your credit card or line of credit once again putting you in the red. 


One of my cats who is now long gone, was bit by my roommate’s cat between her anal glands. She formed an abscess and had to have emergency surgery due to the location and it cost me $800 – this was back in 2008, so price would likely be higher now. The bill went on my visa with little thought.


The above is just funny! 


They say if you were to not have a car you would save $9000 in one year.  I am not sure if this cost is based on gas, payments and insurance alone, but I know my friends are doling out a lot of cash when an issue comes up with their vehicle. 


Cars are expensive without a repair bill, so having an emergency fund can take a bit of the sting out.


I have been there… One bill after another… 


When a dental emergency comes up, you will pay whatever it costs to stop the pain. Make sure you have the money! 



You need electricity and sometimes the power bill can be surprising, make sure you’re ready! 


Not quite… 



You never know what is going to hit you financially, so to avoid an exceptionally rough month, it is best to have an emergency stash.  The different expenses which can arise are endless. You don’t want to be at the mercy of a credit card you won’t be able to pay off by the end of the month. 


Agreed! Having money in the bank accruing interest is the best. It will help you rest well at night, knowing that if something unexpected happens that the cash is there for you, you won’t have to borrow money from a bank or a put it on a credit card.

You can do it! Set a goal for $1000 minimally, even if you can only put $50 in a pay or less, just do what you can and do not touch the money. And running out of wine is not an emergency.

Peace & love – Rachel 

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You Know Jacques!

Living in beautiful Halifax, Nova Scotia. BA in Political Science, bailed on pursuing law school or international relations. Despite always wanting to be a writer, wound up in the wonderful world of HR. Opinionated yet reserved due to being Canadian and career choice. Hope you enjoy what I have to share. x

8 thoughts on “Why You Should Have an Emergency Fund

      1. Forvever I was stuck @ $500, then I started a side hustle and just saved it – now thats my full time gig and if I drop below 30k I feel broke and get back above. lol You’ll see….

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