According to a recent survey, only 2 out of 5 Americans have less than $1000 saved for an emergency, and 47% have savings accounts at the same bank as their checking account. Money expert Stefanie O'Connell says this may not be making the most of your savings. Don't be afraid to shop around for the best interest rates for your savings account.
Wondering how much to put away? Getting into the habit of saving is more important than the amount. Start with what you can spare and build from there. A good goal is 10% of each paycheck.
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