Financial experts agree that having an emergency fund is an essential component of a comprehensive financial plan. However, advice regarding the number of months of household expenses the emergency fund should cover varies between 3 and 9 months. Taking into account the current financial environment, how many months of expenses would you recommend for an emergency fund and why? What are three investment options that are appropriate for an emergency fund? Which of these investment options offer the best returns? What reasons might encourage you to forego a higher return on your emergency funds?