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Cathie Ericson writes about personal finance, real estate, health, lifestyle, and business topics. When she's not writing she loves to read, hike, and run. Find her @CathieEricson.

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Financial 911: Why You Need an Emergency Fund (and How to Build One)

Stats show that more than 60 percent of Americans couldn’t cover an unexpected expense of around $1,000. Would you be prepared if it happened to you? Find out how to save for a rainy day.

Safe and smart | Financial safety

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8 Ways to Thwart Cybersecurity Scams

Hackers have gone phishing … and your personal information is their catch. We all know to ignore requests from a Nigerian prince, but many of today’s phishing schemes are fairly sophisticated. Find out how to avoid taking the bait.

Safe and smart | Financial safety

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6 Safety Mistakes You’re Making While Traveling

Terrorism. Zika. Accidents. These are the types of safety issues we tend to worry about when traveling. But what travelers often forget is that the most obvious — and largely preventable — safety threats are those we bring upon ourselves through carelessness or a lack of planning.

Safe and smart | Financial safety

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