When Emergency Strikes- Tales of Dental Woe

Using your Emergency Fund for an Emergency

I spent $500 at the dentist today. It was an emergency, and there was nothing I could do. Things like this can be really upsetting. I worked hard to get my emergency fund at $1000 (It took me 5 years!), and now I have to rebuild it. Stepping a rung or two down the savings ladder is really depressing.

The Place I Live

1. Thank goodness that I live in a place that I can spend money at a dentist that can fix my problem! This is something that would have caused me to lose a tooth if I lived in a different age or place. Luckily, after a few hours and (actually pretty painful) simple procedure, my problem is cured. A few hours of pain and that is it.

I Have Money

I have the money to pay for this. After all, that is an emergency fund for if not for an emergency? Yes, it is annoying to have to empty your emergency fund account. It is depressing to have to “rebuild” the account in the next few months. Yes, it is frustrating that I may have to push off my new computer purchase for a while to double down on putting money into my emergency fund, BUT I was able to pay the entire dental bill on the spot

Emergency Fund

I have the money to pay for this. After all, that is an emergency fund for if not for an emergency? Yes, it is annoying to have to empty your emergency fund account. It is depressing to have to “rebuild” the account in the next few months. Yes, it is frustrating that I may have to push off my new computer purchase for a while to double down on putting money into my emergency fund, BUT I was able to pay the entire dental bill on the spot

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