How Big Should Your Emergency Fund Be?

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Here’s a confession: I’m still not 100% sure exactly how much money I should have in my emergency fund.

Sometimes I find myself wanting more, realizing that life can be chaotic and unpredictable and it’s good to have a margin of safety.

Other times I’m frustrated with how much cash is just sitting fallow in a savings account, losing purchasing power to inflation. It’s…




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