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Subject:  Re: Poll: E-fund Date:  7/16/2013  7:56 AM
Author:  PipneyJane Number:  307123 of 309665

Very late to the party, but I thought I'd contribute.

I voted 3-6 months but that isn't the full story. Ideally, I'd want 6 months or more. We're a two income household and for the period from October 2009 until May 2012, my husband was either unemployed or underemployed, working at jobs that bought in some income but paid less than half of what he'd been on before. While I just sucked it up and ensured that the mortgage and all the bills were paid, my biggest worry during that time was that something would happen to my income since he was bringing home less than our monthly mortgage payment.

(DH paid what he could when he had income. We appor