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?
To become financially independent, you have to track your finances. I write articles monthly on how my finances are progressing, in my Monthly Overview posts. I have also given you insight in how I analyse my finances. In both posts, the savings rate is an important measure. For 2018, I’m going to change my savings … Read moreSavings Rate Calculation – A New System