What would you do if you missed two paychecks?

I wrote an article for Vox on:

  1. why emergency funds are important,
  2. how big they should be,
  3. how to get started even (especially) if it seems daunting,
  4. why this a weirdly American problem, and
  5. some hacks to keep you on track.

I hope this helps you or people you know. I also hope we see that the need for large emergency funds indicates a policy failure and that we fix it soon!