After the Great Recession from 2007 to 2009 hit, far too many Americans found themselves without any savings to get through the hardships of unemployment, falling house prices, dwindling 401(k)s and increased financial anxieties. Don’t let this happen to you.
Getting into some simple saving habits now can really help you down the line. Social Security and unemployment checks are a lifeline to many, but usually not enough to maintain a decent living standard. The rule of thumb for emergency savings is three to six months’ worth of living expenses.