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Saving for something fun!

By Marcie Geffner - Bankrate

By her own admission, Nicole Roberts is "awful" at saving money. But even she managed to save for something fun.

"I don't have an emergency fund, and I should have," Roberts says. "And yet I was able to identify that I really wanted to go to Comic-Con, and if I was going to do it, I needed a certain amount of money."

The event pass to Comic-Con International -- an entertainment and comic convention held annually in San Diego -- hotel room and costume supplies cost $600. For Roberts, a 39-year-old fundraiser in Los Angeles, that sum represented a significant financial commitment.

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http://www.bankrate.com/finance/savings/save-for-something-fun-not-just-for-retirement-security.aspx

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