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Emergency Fund Calculator: How Much Will Protect You?

An emergency fund cushions against surprise financial setbacks. Experts suggest saving enough for three to six months of expenses. You can start small and aim for $500.
October 19, 2017
Banking, Banking Basics
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Our emergency fund calculator will help pinpoint your end goal. Once you have a target, take steps to grow your emergency stash. Let’s get started!


Interested in finding a good savings account where you can keep your emergency fund? Compare the three below.

They’re among NerdWallet’s picks for saving accounts with competitive interest rates.

 



 





APY

1.80%





Monthly fees

$0





Bonus Features

Excellent CD options



APY

1.75%





Monthly fees

$0





Bonus Features

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APY

1.75%





Monthly fees

$0





Bonus Features

Solid CD options



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Updated Oct. 19, 2017.