🚨 When disaster strikes

Published On: October 27th, 2023

How much do you REALLY need? I did a CBC British Columbia segment on how to build an emergency fund with climate change in mind. The answer isn’t always straight forward, but I did my best to conquer a big topic in 3 minutes and 30 seconds. Hey, that’s TV news. 😉 📺

I’ve been on evacuation alert a few times in the last five years – it’s terrifying but I’ve built some strategies to deal with wildfire season and other climate disasters. I share a few of my climate strategies with you.

Today is about being prepared for when Mother Nature strikes.

Let’s do this!

Today’s newsletter is 328 words, 1½ minutes.

10 Money things worth reading this week

View from my home under a heat dome, blanketed in wildfire smoke (2021)

1. My CBC British Columbia TV segment. How to prepare for climate change with an emergency fund

  • Also: I’ve been generously given many TV titles over the years, the “Financial Planning Expert” title isn’t one I’ve offered. My apologies to all the CFPs and QAFPs out there.

2. Bad fractions. One in four Canadians unable to afford a sudden expense of $500

3. Not much better. 56% of Americans can’t cover a $1,000 emergency expense with savings

4. Mathing matters. Emergency Fund Calculator

5. Money Science. How we can nudge ourselves to save more

6. Tested on humans. Temporal Reframing and Participation in a Savings Program: A Field Experiment (study)

7. Glued. How to make positive changes that stick with Wendy Wood (YouTube)

8. Under construction. An essential guide to building an emergency fund

9. You are two people. Your future self is you, so be kind

10. Buy the right shoes, always. 🌹

We all live on the same rock floating in outer space so what happens in some parts of the world won’t just stay there. Please be prepared.

Love love love,


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