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    Default June 08 add to emergency fund challenge

    I challenge everyone to add a little to the emergency fund in June! Lets brain storm how to get it there and document our progress!

    I auto draft $50 weekly but I'll try for more. It looks like dh will be having his knee done so I see storm clouds on the horizon!

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    I'm in! I've transferred $500 to our EF this month. We've been trying to build it up as much as possible as DH is a contractor and his current contract is up in a couple of months. I want to make sure we're okay if there's any gap!

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    I'm in.......I will transfer $500 to my EF by the end of this month.

    Could have put in more, but then lat weekend I just found out my DH secretly built up a credit card balance behind my back...ahhhh!! So I want to pay that down at least half also.......

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    I'm in. I've been doing great since Feb. I have a goal of $50/month plus whatever survey money I get.
    Stacey

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    Ours is almost to $1000, so getting it there will be my goal for the month.

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    I had been holding at three months while I worked on other things but I've decieded to up the EF to 6 months so I'm in. I'll shoot for a minimum of $300.

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    I'm in for $400. I just set up a transfer for $200 this morning. I'd be able to do more but I have to pay my 6 months car insurance premium this month. I might be able to squeeze an extra $50 for the EF, I'll try my best.

    The good news is, as of this week I have 60% of my 6 month FFEF saved.
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    I pledge to add $100 in the month of June.

    Currently, I'm focusing on funding my ROTH and killing my credit card debt.

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    oo im in, ive just started my EF, so my challenge is too add £100 to it for the month of June. currently its at £170

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    I'm in.We will be taking some out of ours for my son's surgery next week. I will need to add it back in!

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    Quote Originally Posted by imforpeace View Post
    I'm in.We will be taking some out of ours for my son's surgery next week. I will need to add it back in!
    hope its nothing to serious

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    I'm in. Every month since we have started it I have had to dip into it. We live pay check to pay check so things are hard. Since coming to this site and reading the Tightwad Gazzette, I have learned so much. For the past month I haven't touched my emergency fund AND have been putting extra into it!! I'm so happy about that. We aim for $300 a month (which is $150 taken off each pay) and it makes it pretty tight for us, but I've been able to go even tighter and added an extra $90 for this month already . We need a new roof by summer's end so I know most of my fund will be gone after that so I'm saving extra hard so I have some left over (also we pay house insurance next month and that comes out of the EF). So I'm trying to put away as much as possible so we don't feel the pinch. It's actually just starting to become our way of life to be frugal. It's great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bournecrazy View Post
    hope its nothing to serious
    He's having surgery to fix the bones he broke in his hockey game last week, with no health insurance. But, that's a whole other story!

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    Quote Originally Posted by miaumiau View Post
    I'm in.......I will transfer $500 to my EF by the end of this month.

    Could have put in more, but then lat weekend I just found out my DH secretly built up a credit card balance behind my back...ahhhh!! So I want to pay that down at least half also.......

    Just transfered $500 into my Emigrant account yesterday....

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRootedNomad View Post
    I had been holding at three months while I worked on other things but I've decieded to up the EF to 6 months so I'm in. I'll shoot for a minimum of $300.
    Well I made my 300+ in a BIG way, and already. DH has been working his but off. We only get a few weeks a year where the sidejobs and OT run rampant. I was able to put $1000 in the EF. It might be a long time before we ever get to do that again.


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