how much $$ should a single working female always keep stashed back for emergencies..rule of thumb?
for example: loss of job..illness..etc.
The amount of money you can keep in case of an emergency may depend from one person to another. This may depend on whether you have a child, the salary you earn, your total expenses and whether you have any other household you need to take care for.
I would say at least a couple thousand, if you don't have health insurance. just put some aside every month, as much as you can and it will add up!
Rule of thumb is 6 months salary. It can be hard to achieve, but just start putting a percentage of what you make, away for a rainy day.