Facts, the stock market ballooning like this isn't a good sign. To the dude that said as long as he has his job he's good...what happens during a recession when stocks tank is that people lose their jobs! It's very important to have an emergency fund in my opinion. It should cover expenses at least 6 months.OP didn't call anything. it's his opinion and the way he manages him money, he is more risky than me.
I am good financially, and I still have my 10k emergency fund, and I'll never touch it. Yes, I could invest it but I'm not going to.
There are some things you can't pay with a credit card, like rents or mortgage, but if you want to do a cash advance and risk 20% interest on that with no clear future that you'll be rebounding your source of income, go ahead and do that.
Again just my opinion, just b/c the stock market hasn't crashed doesn't mean it won't, just because things have happened before doesn't mean they won't, there's infinite possibilities for the future. Just have something in case shyt hits the fan.