Here are some tips on what you should do to avoid a personal financial crisis:
1) Have an emergency slush fund
You should have at least 3 months of living expenses put away in case the worst happens. I am not talking about putting it in your mattress or in a coffee can. These funds should be liquid and fairly easy to access quickly but not so that you can dip into them & buy something if the whim strikes you. My wife and I have used an ING investment savings account, you could do something similar or open a Tax Free Savings account, that way your emergency fund is tax protected.
2) Know your income and expenses
Most people might know how much they make but have no idea how much they are spending. When I got out … Read more