Move your emergency fund

Move your emergency fund

emergency funds

An emergency fund is integral to achieving our financial goals and staying out of debt. However, because we think of an emergency fund as a lifeline and not a savings tool, we often fail to consider using the money to make money. Our emergency funds often contain a considerable amount of money that should be put to work.

Implementation and cost

Move your emergency fund into account that has the following:

  • Low risk such as a savings account with a financial institution.
  • No withdrawal restrictions or penalties (you should be able to withdraw the principal in the account quickly and without a fee).
  • High yielding interest payments (shop around and choose the account with the highest interest rates.

If your emergency fund contains $50,000 and you do not touch it or make any additional payments for 50 years, you will earn $555,969 in a savings account paying an average of 5% compounded monthly.

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