Michael A. Milazzo, CLU, ChFC

Registered Principal


The Meridian Financial Company

556 W Jericho Tpke, Suite 2, Smithtown, NY 11787


Phone:  631-979-4223

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May/June 2018

Prepare for Almost Anything

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Even the most prepared people can’t predict when an expensive surprise will come their way or how much it will cost. You can, however, prepare financially for the unexpected by creating an emergency fund to help meet surprise expenses.

Financial Emergencies

We have all experienced the shock of a big expense. For example:
  • The car won’t start and you learn it needs $800 worth of work.

  • The furnace breaks down and you have to choose between a $5,000 replacement or a cold winter.

  • Your company is struggling financially, and you find yourself in the unemployment line.

Unanticipated surprises like these can affect your budget in varying ways. An emergency fund may help you get through the rough spots.
Funding the Fund

There are two basic ways to accumulate an emergency fund. First, deposit any financial windfall into the fund. If you receive a bonus from your employer, an unexpected commission or a tax refund, sock it away in the emergency fund. You won’t miss what you didn’t have before.

In lieu of a windfall, find a little bit of money to save regularly and put it away. Aim for three to six months of expenses as a target. This discipline can help you build your emergency fund sooner than you might think.


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Michael A. Milazzo is a Registered Representative of and offers securities through Cadaret, Grant & Co, Inc, a member of FINRA and SIPC. The Meridian Financial Company and Cadaret, Grant are separate entities. I am registered to sell Securities in the following States: NY, PA, NC, FL, CO, ID.
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