Keep Emergency Cash Available ‘Just In Case’

Keep emergency cash in your home, in a safe and secure place, just in case you can't access money in your bank account.

Keep emergency cash in your home, in a safe and secure place, just in case you can’t access money in your bank account.

In the good times we all expect to be able to access our money on demand. But in an emergency any problems with our banking, or local cash machines, can quickly turn a problem into a nightmare. These days, like most people, you probably rely on using your credit or debit cards to pay your way. But what will you do if you can’t access the money in your bank account?

This is exactly what happened to UK consumers on several occasions over the past few years.

I remember being let down by Natwest not so long ago, along with loads of their customers, when their system went down and prevented any cash withrawals or card payments. I remember I was in the McDonalds Drive Thru at the time. It was no hardship to skip the fast food and head home, but it could have been a lot more inconvenient.

Emergency Food Storage

Remember to include long-life food in your emergency supplies…

But, even when it’s not a big system failure, it might be that your local machine has been vandalised, or stolen, or some glitch with payments has simply pushed your account over the limit.

Whatever the cause, keeping some emergency cash in your home, in a safe and secure place, can bring peace of mind, and serve as an emergency back-up when other systems let us down.

Why take the chance when the solution is so simple?


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