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How much do I need for emergencies?

It is prudent planning to have at least three to six months of liquid/cash assets set aside in the event of a loss of job, medical emergency, short-term disability, etc. Use this calculator to help determine how much you need to set aside monthly or as a lump sum to create an emergency fund.

Assumptions
Current gross monthly income ($)
Current emergency funds available ($)
Number of months for fund to last
Before tax return on savings: (%)
Marginal tax bracket: (%)
Number of months to accumulate funds
Expenses
Total monthly living expenses, if plan to itemize below then leave at 0. ($)
Or Itemize Monthly
Mortgage payment or rent ($)
Vacation home (mortgage) ($)
Automobile loan(s) ($)
Personal loan(s) ($)
Charge accounts ($)
Federal income taxes ($)
State income taxes ($)
FICA (social security taxes) ($)
Real estate taxes ($)
Other taxes ($)
Utilities ($)
Household repairs and maintenance ($)
Food ($)
Clothing and laundry ($)
Educational expenses ($)
Child care ($)
Automobile expenses (gas, repairs, etc.) ($)
Other transportation expenses ($)
Life insurance premiums ($)
Homeowners (renters) insurance ($)
Automobile insurance ($)
Medical, dental and disability insurance ($)
Entertainment and dining ($)
Recreation and travel ($)
Club dues ($)
Hobbies ($)
Gifts ($)
Major home improvements and furnishings ($)
Professional services ($)
Charitable contributions ($)
Other and miscellaneous expenses ($)







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