I haved discussed several times about the importance of having money put away for emergencies. Yesterday my car battery died without any notice. Actually I had my car in a parking lot yesterday and had moved it closer to the building to load some items into my car. A few minutes later I tried to start it to leave and it would not start.
I had it jumpstarted this morning and took it in. It did turn out that I needed a new battery.
Even though I put it on my credit card, I do have the money to pay it off at the end of the month, instead of having to pay interest or trying to find another way to pay for it.
I understand in some cases it is impossible to save any money. But if at all possible it is important to attempt at putting some money aside for instances like this. Even if it is just a small amount, it can over time add up to an adequate amount.