Living Paycheck to Paycheck: Personal Finance for the 40%

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Susan Ricker, CareerBuilder

It’s pretty likely that you’ve kept an eye on how close payday is before, but have you ever had to create a game plan for how to make it until your next paycheck hits your account? If it feels like your money gets spent before you even see it, you’re not alone: According to a new CareerBuilder survey, 40% of Americans say they rely on their next payday to make ends meet.

But before you start sweating about the economy, know that this number is actually down since the recession-era high of 46% in 2008.

Want to find out how you stack up against other spenders and savers? See what’s happening in the wallets and piggy banks of other Americans with our infographic on living paycheck to paycheck.

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