Condoms [Protection… B/c Emergencies Happen]
It’s a good idea to establish an emergency fund as an extra layer of protection between you and those assholes out there. Do you remember that one time, you know, when you had an emergency? Like the time when the condom broke? Then your girlfriend’s period didn’t come and you had a heart attack while driving to the store to buy Clearblue pregnancy tests? And once you get back home you wait anxiously for the happy ending like the climax of a Will Smith movie? Yeah. Fact is, life plans are like condoms… half the time you don’t use them, half the time they fail (math) – so that’s why you need a protection plan.
Dirty Little Action Steps:
1: Improve your savings: if you typically have $100 in savings, then let’s start by doubling that
2: Save up 1 month’s expenses (1 month’s expenses should include must pay bills, such as: rent, utilities, food, gas, car insurance, phone…). No clothing. No cable. No bull-shitty items.
3: Continue saving until you’re pretty damn comfortable, ideally with 3-6 months of living expenses
Dirty Little Secret:
No one likes using condoms, just like no one likes saving money for emergencies. I get it… I really do. But, this one is a no-brainer. An emergency fund will help you with an insurance deductible, loss of job, career change, car repair, etc.