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Dave Ramsey’s Baby Step #1 and onward

Posted on : 19-07-2009 | By : The Wife | In : Debt Discussion, The Journey

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I supposed I should have mentioned this earlier… we completed Dave’s baby step #1 which is to put $1,000 aside as our temporary “baby emergency fund” while we are snowballing our debt.  We are keeping it in our local credit union savings account – interest is not important at this point.  I want the money accessible but no so easily accessible that we can squander it.  It’s current location requires us to physically go into the bank to withdraw it.

What’s an emergency?  Dave defines an emergency as not being able to financially fund your “4-walls” because something truly unexpected happens.. ie: job loss, accident, fire, etc.

I’m not overly comfortable only having $1,000 but like Dave says, this is temporary and only while we are paying off our consumer debt.

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