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The fantasy of an impending zombie apocalypse may inspire urban survival fantasies in the most level-headed of us, but zombie apocalypse or not, knowing how to survive the breakdown of social amenities we take for granted is a legitimate skill. Here's a look at the basic urban survival skills you need to know, catered to your skill set.

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It's always a good idea to make sure you're ready for whatever life throws your way. Emergency preparedness isn't about doomsday prepping, though, it's about being ready for the realistic events that can disrupt life at any time. Here are some lesser-known things you should do as you establish you and your family's emergency plan.

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What would you do if you lost your job? Do you have savings or an emergency fund ready? If you've already established a plan for what to do if the worst happens, try stress-testing that plan with a financial fire drill: go a single month without touching your primary income.

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The topic of emergency funds seems to be harmless enough. But there's actually quite a bit of debate over them. Experts don't always agree on how big an emergency fund should be, or even where that money should be parked. We want to know what your emergency fund looks like.