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The Short Answer

Where to Turn for Emergency Cash

We consider some options and explore the pros and cons of each.

A version of this article originally published in December 2017.

You have a tight budget. Every month, you need to cover your housing expenses. You have a grocery and wellness budget. You have your entertainment budget. You're also saving for retirement and paying for insurance. After taxes and payroll deductions, there isn't really isn't all that much wiggle room in your take-home pay.