Could You Come Up With $2,000 Right Now?
[Editor's Note: Journalist Karen and her writing professor husband entered their fields at a very bad time for finding a writing job (can I get an amen?). Her personal brand of frugality is very much in line with mine: be stingy about some things so you have money for what really matters to you. I love her attitude. Check out what she has to say about financial fragility and how to overcome it. -Rita]
Are You Financially Fragile? How to Fix It.
By saving or earning an extra $160 a month, you could build a bare bones emergency fund of $2,000 (plus a little extra with interest). But how? Through a combination of spending less and/or earning more, here are some ideas.