Save your loose change. Putting aside fifty cents a day over the course of a year will allow you to save nearly 40% of a $500 emergency fund. Keep track of your spending. At least once a month, use credit card, checking, and other records to review what you've purchased.
The 2016 campaign is significantly outpacing recent election cycles in contributions at this point, and the source of the money has shifted away from candidates' committees, which can accept only $2,700 per election from individuals. Includes cash that can be used only for the general election.