With inflation running higher than the interest rates provided by most banks, cash accounts can rapidly lose value. What does that mean for emergency savings funds? Brooke Masters, the FT’s US financial editor, speaks to investing columnist Moira O'Neill, and Georgia Lee Hussey, founder of wealth management company Modernist Financial, about how much savings to have in cash and where to keep it - both in the UK and the US.

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Check out Moira’a latest column here

https://www-ft-com.ezp-prod1.hul.harvard.edu/content/e04ddbf1-bf9c-490c-94ac-657743d55c25?segmentId=09d1c097-c0ef-7dd1-2d95-bfc6eb43e74e

For more from Georgia, check out the Modernist Financial website

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Presented by Claer Barrett. Produced by Persis Love. Our executive producer is Manuela Saragosa. Sound design is by Jake Fielding and Breen Turner, with original music from Metaphor Music.

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