Having an emergency fund is like having a financial safety jacket for life’s surprises, and we all know surprises happen. Picture this: your car decides to break down, or the dentist hits you with an expensive bill – what would you do?

It’s plain and simple, life is unpredictable, and having an emergency fund is your no-nonsense way of saying, “I’ve got this,” when the unexpected comes knocking.

At a time when saving money is incredibly difficult, our financial wellbeing provider, Salary Finance has put together some resources to get you started. This includes a video on how to Build an Emergency Fund Fast, and a Savings Guide full of practical ways to save on everyday expenses.

Remember, through Salary Finance you have options to borrow affordably through salary, access your pay when you need it, save easily through salary and learn better money habits.

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Important: The “Advance” product is not a regulated lending product. This is an option, not a recommendation. Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trustdoes not benefit from offering this service and all your communications will be with Salary Finance. Loan applications will be assessed to ensure the loan is appropriate and affordable for you. “Learn” content is for guidance and educational purposes only and is generic in nature. Salary Finance does not offer regulated financial advice. Please seek independent financial advice.