Money experts speak endlessly about the importance of an emergency fund. It is essential to every aspect of financial well being. Within the last couple weeks, I personally have had to utilize my emergency fund proceeds. I’m going to let all the readers here at Broke Finance into a glimpse of my life. My father has been dealing with various health issues over the last year. What compounds matters is the fact that he is hundreds of miles away. The quickest method of travel in order to see him is via plane, which can become costly.