Life is full of surprises, and some of them cost a lot of money.
No matter who or how old you are, having a stash of cash squirrelled away will help when things go sideways; and sometimes they do go sideways.
That’ll Be $5,000, Thank You
Have you ever noticed that home repairs always seem to cost about $5,000? Need a new roof? $5,000. Need to waterproof your basement? $5,000. Need a new furnace? $5,000. Need new windows? Yup, that’s right. $5,000. Home maintenance has a funny way of needing to be done at the most inopportune time; and no, your home insurance doesn’t cover it.
The Hidden Costs Of Driving A Car
As CAA’s Driving Costs Calculator shows, there’s more to the cost of your vehicle than its purchase price; gas, repairs and auto insurance all chip away at your wallet. Repairs especially have a sly way of sneaking up on you; of course, they’re not subtle when they leave you stranded on the side of the road and in need of a tow.
An Apple A Day, Keeps The Doctor Away
Having an apple a day while on vacation isn’t always an option. Whether due to an illness or accident, a trip to the emergency room while out of the country can be costly without travel insurance. We’re not talking chump change either.
A New York Times article described the costs of a trip to the emergency room of two people in need of a few stitches. The first, a woman who gashed her knee at a barbeque and needed three stitches was charged over $2200; and the second, a toddler who fell off the couch and needed some skin glue to close the wound rang up a bill of almost $1700. In reality, these are minor injuries, imagine if it were more serious. The article continues to state that a "day spent as an inpatient at an American hospital costs on average more than $4,000".
What Do You Mean You’re Letting Me Go?
It happens to everyone at one point or another in their life; you find yourself suddenly unemployed. For times like these, most financial experts would say that you should have at least three months’ worth of salary stashed away.
Building a nest egg, along with everything else, can at times feel like a never ending battle, but remember saving money is a marathon, not a sprint and every little bit gets you that much closer to your goal.
Reach Your Savings Goals Sooner: See If You Can Save On Insurance
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