Ways to Save for the Unexpected

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As we all know, life can be unpredictable at times. It is important to plan ahead for whatever life throws at you if possible. Whether your car breaks down, or you injure yourself on the job, it’s important to have a financial safety net. This can ease some of the stress that comes with these unexpected costs. Creating an emergency fund might sound unattainable at first. These tips and tricks can help you find a place to start.

Put Aside Money Monthly 

If possible, it is a great practice to put aside a little bit of money every month for emergencies. This can ensure that the money is there when you need it. You can do so by putting a small amount into a separate category or account. It is recommended that you put aside around 3-6 months worth of expenses away in your emergency fund. This might seem daunting at first. Begin slowly by adding what you can. You can begin working your way up to this.  This will eventually build as you continue contributing.

Plan for the Unexpected

One way to save for the unexpected is to sit down and think of all the things that might come up this year. This might include medical expenses or even planning for the holiday season. All these expenses can add up, so it’s important to plan ahead. This way you can account for them in your budget. If you take a look at your year ahead, you are able to anticipate and plan for any financial burdens.

To begin, make a list of expenses you might have for the year. Then, set a personal goals to save that amount of money each year.

Review Spending 

Reviewing your current spending habits can help you make drastic changes. You can narrow down your spending to only the most necessary expenses. Through reviewing, you are able to have a birds eye view of your spending habits. This can help pinpoint what you need to eliminate. There are often things you may not even realize you are paying for. For example, there may be subscriptions you aren’t utilizing or didn’t even know you were paying for. Even though these may be small amounts, they can lead to huge savings over time when cut out.

Apply for a Line of Credit

So what happens if you aren’t able to create an emergency fund? Are there other options for you?

Yes there are!

Another way to pay for your emergency expenses is to apply for a line of credit. To start that application process with Advance Financial, click on “Get Cash Now” at the top of the page. Depending on your state, you will be offered an online line of credit or an online installment loan to get the cash you need. Fill out our quick and easy application form, and our team will be here to answer all your questions and offer a world-class customer experience throughout the process.