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Subject:  Greetings from a Newbie... Date:  4/16/2002  6:12 PM
Author:  JimFromPhilly Number:  34231 of 98919

Hi everyone. First post to this board.
I've just gotten out from underneath a mountain of debt. I paid off almost $28K over the past 2 1/2 years and so now I'm looking for some advice.
My first order of business is socking away some money for emergencies. I'd like to set aside about six months worth. Where should I be stashing this money? A savings account at the local bank or is there a better place that is readily accesible if I need it in a true emergency?
After that, I'd like to start up an IRA, but first things first. I'd feel better with that cushion in case the unforeseen happens. Thanks in advance.

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