Now I know around me this is a taboo topic but I figured with the supposed anonymity provided online that people might be a bit more open. I am a student in the UK and still don't really understand the true value of money as I have yet to have had a paying job for longer than 4 months. I am also lucky/unlucky enough to live with my parents whilst studying as I can't afford the London rental prices plus if I can save the money then why not. I was wondering what people keep as their safety in their bank account. How much do you try and always keep in there for a rainy day/emergency (for example a new boiler). I have always been a saver of money so I suppose some people will have lots saved up even if they don't necessarily have a high paid job. In essence if you don't want to share how much you have I wonder if we could have a discussion on money in general and maybe how much you spend a week to maintain your current lifestyle?