Life insurance can help protect your loved ones financially in the event of your death. If you have a whole life
or universal life insurance, you may be able to access accumulated cash value for emergencies
money during your lifetime. Even so, it is a good idea to have an emergency fund throughout life
insurance. You never know when the unexpected will happen.
What is an emergency fund?
An emergency fund is cash reserves, usually built up over time, set aside for financial purposes
emergencies or unexpected expenses. Without such a fund, if a financial emergency occurs, you can
must rely on loans or credit cards or draw on retirement savings to cover costs. An economic shock
resulting in debt can have a longer lasting impact on your overall situation. An emergency fund can
help you keep your head above water in situations like the loss of a job or unexpected medical bills,
home repairs or car repairs.
How can I build an emergency fund?
Start with a strategy to build your emergency savings. It is best to set aside some money consistently,
even if your income fluctuates or your ability to save is limited. Establish a system to make regular
contributions, such as by setting up regular transfers from your checking account to a savings account. This allows you to set aside a certain amount each week, month or payday, so that you save
will continue to grow. If you can afford to do more occasionally, your emergency fund will grow even further
It can be good to set a specific goal for how much money you want to save. Based on how much and
how often you contribute to the savings, you can calculate how long it will take to reach your goal.
Remember to monitor your progress regularly. To see how much your emergency situation has increased
can give you encouragement to keep saving.
How big should my emergency fund be?
How much cash you need in your emergency fund depends on your financial situation. Watch
the unexpected expenses you have faced in the past to get an idea of how big the fund is
should be. For example, if your car has broken down in the past, how much did you spend on repairs?
How old is your home and what is the likelihood of unexpected repairs in the future? Although you can
can only afford to set aside a small amount for emergencies every month or every payday, it can help
increase your financial security and peace of mind.
An emergency fund can provide some financial security in the event of unexpected expenses. It can help you
meet emergencies without going into debt or draining your retirement savings. Life insurance helps
protect your family financially should something unexpected happen to you. Our experienced
agent can help you find a life insurance policy that fits your budget and meets your needs.