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A new poll from Bloomberg suggests that almost half of Americans would have a hard time affording a $100 emergency, like a speeding ticket, medical bill or other unexpected expense. Many Australians are in similar situations as well. Consider the idea that maybe this says less about people's financial habits than it does the garbage economy.

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It's easy to be sceptical of banks. If you don't like big banks, there's an alternative, though: credit unions. Credit unions have become increasingly popular, but there are still a lot of misconceptions about how they work and what they offer.