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live paycheck to paycheck

To spend all of the money one earns by or before the next time one is paid, thus saving none or very little in the process. Primarily heard in US. We're already living paycheck to paycheck, so I don't know how we'll manage this sudden increase in our rent.
See also: live, paycheck
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But, like diet, you may have tried many times, but fallen back into your old ways that lead to living paycheck to paycheck.
He and other supporters described hardworking families living paycheck to paycheck, and then their car breaks down or the refrigerator stops working.
Too many service members and their families are already living paycheck to paycheck, and they should not suffer because Shutdown Schumer chose party over people.
According to the survey, 64% of Americans view financial success as simply not living paycheck to paycheck.
If you spent years living paycheck to paycheck while building your business, allow others to see that real part of you.
Of course, coming up with $5,500 a year can be tricky if you're already living paycheck to paycheck.
Many parents who are living paycheck to paycheck or who cannot even afford their everyday expenses are not nutritionally educated.
indicated in court documents that his client stole from the credit union because she was struggling financially and living paycheck to paycheck.
Living paycheck to paycheck is the number one barrier to success, according to one-third of TD Bank survey respondents.
I have been moderately successful in life--not at the level of affluent but not living paycheck to paycheck, either.
There are so many people in the DC, Maryland and Virginia area who struggle to make ends meet and are living paycheck to paycheck.
But employees, especially those living paycheck to paycheck, are not so crazy about the idea, testified Stephen Tower, an attorney for NH Legal Assistance.
While some people living paycheck to paycheck may decide to opt out of the new savings plan, these numbers could be minimized if the plan includes some financial planning and budgeting assistance.
The fact that we save at all makes us unique, so we're told, as most people we know are probably living paycheck to paycheck.
While the survey found that nearly 60% of respondents feel they are financially savvy, 44% of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck.