2 Examples of Emergency Funds in Action

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Common wisdom in the personal finance world is to have at least 3/4/5/6/9/12 months of expenses in an emergency fund. The money in this fund is used as a cash buffer, not to be invested but to be ready when something bad happens to you. In general, this is really good advice. But for the die-hard FIRE people, do you really need an emergency fund? 

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How I Analyse: My Personal Finance Dashboards

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To measure is to know, also in the personal finance world. Tracking your income and expenses, investments and net worth should become a standard for individuals striving to reach financial independence. I have a set of personal finance dashboards that I use to keep on top of my finances. Do you too?

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Refinancing My Apartment to Lower Interest Payments

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This week I finally did it. I signed on the dotted line, and promised the bank that I will pay them back a crapload of money. I have been busy refinancing my apartment.

After all the considerations, spreadsheets, and thinking I knew this is a good idea. When you see the official paperwork, and the amount you owe, it’s a different feeling. Suddenly it seems like a lot of money. However, I guess a lot of people wouldn’t consider the mortgage I took out as a high mortgage.

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