July 2007PART 7: Creating an emergency fundIt's not a luxury vessel; it's the ballast that keeps your financial ship from capsizing. Learn how to keep your finances afloat.Do you have an emergency fund?Why you need an emergency fund6 ways to sabotage savingsTake action: Creating an emergency fund7 small steps to big savingsLucky 13 savings strategiesMaking money real to you28 ways to build an emergency fundTop 10 money drainsSpotlightSharon Epperson on couples and moneyQ&A with "Oprah's" Jean ChatzkyAuthor Ian Rankin's special-needs sonCelebs share their money challengesPollNational poll: Men save more than womenMoney MakeoverProblem: Single mom's savings are scatteredPlan: Prioritize and build emergency fundTools & resourcesTools and resources Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Part 11 | Part 12Series 2: Action advertisementRelated Links:Building liquid savingsAvoid those early withdrawal bluesDeflation: Is it real? What can you do?Related Articles:Stock payout seems smallBond ladder still makes sense5 cool and lucrative jobs
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