Best places to get money in an emergency when you don’t have an emergency fund

Staff Writer, Miriam Cross, and Kiplinger's Personal Finance •
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It’s easy to underestimate what you need to set aside in an emergency fund. A dual-income household with reliable cash flow should keep at least three months’ worth of living expenses in a savings account or short-term certificates of deposit. But if you are the sole provider, have an irregular income or face steep child-care

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How to brace yourself for a Polar Vortex 2.0

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January 2019 is a month that will go down in Chicago history. Record-breaking low temperatures struck the Midwest, and even Chicagoans—known for their tough resistance to severe winters—were not immune to the frigid temps. It felt like the entire city and surrounding suburbs shut down, bracing ourselves for windchills in the -50s. Chicago gave in

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