We wrote this morning about half of Americans reporting they could pay their bills for only a month if they lost their jobs. More than a quarter said they could last just two weeks.
Financial planners recommend keeping three to six months' pay stashed away - perhaps a couple months more in this tight job market.
Our question of the day for you: How long could you pay bills if you lost your job tomorrow?
Answer the poll over to your right. Come back here and tell us: Are you among the 56 percent of Americans who have been spooked by the recession into saving more?