6 Steps to build up your emergency fund quickly

6 Steps to build up your emergency fund quickly

Ask anyone who has gotten out of debt or worked to change their families financial family tree and they will tell you that the very first thing you should do is get on a written budget. 

The second but equally important thing is to save up an emergency fund. Having an emergency fund will give you room to breathe, it will help you feel more in control and it is a huge part in conquering your financial fears and failures. 

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Build a budget with the EveryDollar Budget App

Build a budget with the EveryDollar Budget App

It can be hard to build a budget and it can be even harder to stick to one. I know, I've been there.

But part of paying off debt or building toward savings goals is learning to live on a budget.

You just have to suck it up and do it.

My husband is a pen and paper person when it comes to making our budget. He likes to see all the numbers all at once.

I need immediate results, meaning I need to track my expenses as they happen. If I carry receipts around chances are they will get thrown away. And while I think cash envelopes are fantastic, I would just rather use my debit card.

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