Dry Powder/Emergency Funds Amounts
You finally started that long-awaited home improvement project (bathroom, kitchen…you know the one) – Rarely have we met anyone who says “That project came in under budget!” — beef that dry powder up before the project.
Times are good… a few dependents have left the house and the payroll. Work is great and you are having fun. You may want to take that dry powder down to a lower amount, especially if you are on the high-end of monthly expenses.
It was a great year … and the W-2 shows it, one of the best ever. Keep a little extra dry powder is a good idea… Uncle Sam tends to surprise at the most inconvenient time.
You just do not feel great without a large amount of dry powder/emergency funds. Do not fret, it’s ok, keep extra … it is not worth losing sleep over!
Hope this helps … just a few situations!
Have a Great Day!
John A. Kvale CFA, CFP