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July 2007

PART 7: Creating an emergency fund

It’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 fund
  • 6 ways to sabotage savings

Take action: Creating an emergency fund

  • 7 small steps to big savings
  • Lucky 13 savings strategies
  • Making money real to you
  • 28 ways to build an emergency fund
  • Top 10 money drains



  • National poll: Men save more than women

Money Makeover

Tools & resources

  • Tools and resources