Survivalist expos are drawing thousands

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Customers check out survival gear, such as army backpacks, knives and freeze-dried food, at the National Preppers and Survivalists expo in Gonzales, Louisiana.
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Rebranding the emergency fund... and how to save for it

Nov 13, 2012
Emergency fund/uncertainty fund -- whatever you want to call it -- Carl Richards from the New York Times says it's important to set aside money for a rainy day.
Emergency fund/uncertainty fund -- whatever you want to call it -- Carl Richards from the New York Times says it's important to set aside money for a rainy day.
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Heading towards fiscal health

Aug 31, 2012
David Lazarus of the Los Angeles Times answers caller questions on personal finance, along with CBS MoneyWatch.com editor-at-large Jill Schlesinger.

Emergency fund 101

Jun 22, 2012
Emergency fund advocate Jill Schlesinger joins host Tess Vigeland and Sr. Producer Paddy Hirsch to discuss the foundation of financial security.
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For starting a 'What happens next?' Fund

Feb 3, 2012
This week's winner thought ahead and created an emergency fund for her and her husband.

Letters: Saving as much as you can

Jan 13, 2012
Tess Vigeland and senior producer Paddy Hirsch go through the Marketplace Money mailbag.
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Start a 'Forget You Fund'

Jan 6, 2012
Who wants a boring emergency fund when you can have an exciting "Forget You Fund?" OK, they're the same thing, but we learn how changing your mindset may actually help you save for emergencies.
There's even a catchy tune to remind you to put money in your "Forget You Fund"!
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