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How much in cash equivalents should I keep in the bank? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: As a general rule, how much in “liquid” emergency savings should I have? I recently started my first job and now have more money than I've ever had in my life (...
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How much is appropriate for an emergency fund? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: As a general rule, how much in “liquid” emergency savings should I have? How can one calculate how much emergency fund should one put away? What factors? How to ...
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Is there an advantage to keeping a liquid emergency fund if one also has an untapped line of credit?

I've seen several financial advice websites and books that recommend keeping some amount of money (usually a function of your monthly expenses) in cash as an emergency fund. See for example questions ...
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What percent of my salary should I save?

Here is my situation: right now I am living in Puerto Rico, and I am planning to relocate to the mainland US (probably to Seattle, WA). Although Puerto Rico is a territory of the US, almost everything ...
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Importance of liquidity in emergency fund?

I know standard rules of thumb are that it is a good idea to have a liquid emergency fund of between of anywhere from 3-8 months of expenses (depending upon the source). How important is liquidity ...
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50K, what to do with it? [duplicate]

I'm 26 and a double masters student in transportation planning and engineering. I have received 50k in settlement money; I don’t know what’s the best course of action with this money. Im looking at 56,...
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How much money should I lock up in my savings account?

I'm a 28 software engineer. I make around 26k, of which about 40% I set aside every month. In my two-and-a-half years working I now have about 24k savings. I've recently opened an account that allows ...
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Put money in savings or pay towards mortgage?

Should we take our excess cash at the end of the month and put it in savings or put it towards our mortgage payment? We've been in our home 3 years and we already have some emergency money saved up. ...
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What expenses should be covered by an emergency fund

Going along with this question, what items should we be planning to pay in a month from our emergency funds? Rent / mortgage Groceries Electricity / gas / water / sewer / garbage Car payments ?? I ...
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How much cash on hand should one have?

The basic question is how much of my 'money' should I have on hand (ready to spend immediately) as opposed to putting it all in a high-yield (or at least inflation-fighting) investment? For instance, ...