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Having an emergency fund is a great idea. (Here’s how to quickly build a starter emergency fund if you’d like tips on that.)
Having money available when you need it is an even better feeling. — especially compared to feeling panicky and depressed when you need money in an emergency but don’t have it.
But if you use your emergency fund for everything under the sun, it’s not really an emergency fund. » Read more
Do you hide cash or other valuables around the house, for emergencies or otherwise? (Should you admit that on the internet if you do? Probably not…)
There must be quite a few people who do though, because I stumbled across a bunch of different ways to hide money around the house. Thank you, random Amazon suggestion for making me forget whatever I was actually looking for.
Check out some of the things I found. (Clicking the images below will take you to Amazon using my affiliate link if you want get sidetracked like I was.) Apparently many of them are made from the actual objects, so I imagine you could do things like these yourself as well.
8 unusual ways to hide cash coming right up:
Hiding in the open
Have you ever seen any of those? They’re basically ways to hide things in plain sight.
They all seem like pretty cool ideas, but I’d be afraid of going on a “get rid of stuff I never use” spree and tossing some of them. The bank, on the hand, is always a good option for keeping money safe from thieves.
What do you think?
Do you know the difference between savings and investments? Of course, you invest money into the stock market or other things, and you deposit money into a savings account.
But there is in important difference beyond the terminology and where you put your money. Knowing and understanding what that is can have a huge impact on your money. » Read more
Do you wish you were better at socking away money for a rainy day? (Or for whatever else strikes your fancy?) With these 7 savings super powers, you can be.
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