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How to invest—yes, invest—your emergency fund

By Tom Anderson

Yet there is an opportunity cost to having an emergency fund that’s earning less than the rate of inflation, said Dan Egan, director of behavioral finance and investments at Betterment, an automated investing service. Over time, people who put their emergency fund in low-yield investments will have to “top it off” to make sure the fund maintains its value because of inflation, he said.

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This article originally published October 1st, 2015 on CNBC.