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.

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Assumptions
Current gross monthly income ($) 
Current emergency funds available ($) 
Number of months for fund to last 
Before tax return on savings (%)help
Marginal tax bracket (%)help
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 ($) 
Other and miscellaneous expenses ($) 
   

This information may help you analyze your financial needs. It is based on information and assumptions provided by you regarding your goals, expectations and financial situation. The calculations do not infer that the company assumes any fiduciary duties. The calculations provided should not be construed as financial, legal or tax advice. In addition, such information should not be relied upon as the only source of information. This information is supplied from sources we believe to be reliable but we cannot guarantee its accuracy. Hypothetical illustrations may provide historical or current performance information. Past performance does not guarantee nor indicate future results.

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