ASW2015 Savings Focus: Save for Emergencies

It’s the last day of America Saves Week, and we want to make sure that you’re covered for emergencies when life happens – not IF it happens.

An emergency can include anything from an unexpected car or home repair to a medical emergency or loss of a job. Creating and maintaining an emergency fund can mean the difference between staying afloat when life catches you by supply or finding yourself swimming in debt, or worse. There’s no time like the present to start an emergency savings fund; make it automatic with small, regularly scheduled contributions that will build up over time. Don’t get caught in the rain.


Have you participated in a #ASW2015 tweet chat? A webinar? An on-site event? If you’ve taken any action during America Saves Week, make sure that your efforts are recognized! Sign up for America Saves Week 2015 by clicking the button below to have your organization listed as a 2015 Participating Organization.


Tweet chats for America Saves Week might be at an end, but the conversation never stops! Follow @AmericaSaves for updates on the blog, research announcements, and the latest news in personal finance. We regularly participate in #CKchat with @CreditKarma, #CreditChat with @Experian_US, #WBChat with @WiseBread, and #CashChat with @MsMadamMoney.

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