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THIS is why I have an emergency fund!

June 20th, 2007 at 04:14 pm

Nearly every personal finance advice site has the same advice on a few subjects, and almost all the time having an emergency fund is one of these tips. After all, you never know when something is going to come up and you'll need the money.

Last week someone came in the back slider door at my house in broad daylight (actually my rooomates house; he owns the place and hasn't fixed the broken lock since it was busted a year ago) and stole my laptop, IPOD, and digital camera. Not a good day for me.

So now I am shopping around for a laptop and camera. The IPOD I can do without. But what a bummer.

9 Responses to “THIS is why I have an emergency fund!”

  1. fern Says:

    If it's a broken lock, i definitely would not wait around for landlord to fix it. Even without the place having been broken in, but now, even more so.

  2. Amber Says:

    Oh dear, I am so sorry to hear that. What a shame, I know how you mus feel, my car was broken into a few months ago and my nice some wha expensive bookbag was stolen. I agree with fern in regards to waiting until the door was fixed

  3. gruntina Says:

    I hope you did not have any personal information in your laptop! I am so sorry to hear this happened to you.

  4. lieweheksie Says:

    sorry to hear about your loss
    I have to agree with Fern, for me security is not a luxury purchase but a neccesity - and should save you money and hassle in the long run

  5. carol Says:

    Ouch! I'm sorry about what happened to you. I agree with the other posters, get that broken lock squared away asap.

  6. Ima saver Says:

    So sorry. We were robbed once in Florida and I went out and bought 2 dobermans. No one ever came in the yard again.

  7. Nic Says:

    File a police report if you haven't already. Tax time, you may be able to claim against it. See if the homeowners insurance will cover all or part of the losses.
    Fix the lock and GIVE the bill to the homeowner. Friend or not, it's his $%^%$#$ door and it should have been secure.
    I like the idea of the dobermans. We have a very large Akita. And,should anyone get past him, we have very hard basball bats.

  8. LuckyRobin Says:

    Do you have renter's insurance? It would cover some of the replacement cost.

  9. Broken Arrow Says:

    Yeah, that's jacked up. I would take it upon myself to get the locks fixed as well.

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