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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

above (one's) paycheck

Beyond one's level of authority or expertise. I would love to sign off on those documents for you, Jim, but that's above my paycheck. Gina can't decide if we get interns this summer or not—that's above her paycheck!
See also: above, paycheck
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The percentage of Americans living paycheck to paycheck increased to 70.
In this budget, there should be no paychecks for legislators until they get the job done on pension reform," Quinn, a Democrat, (http://www3.
Question: After the aforementioned termination, my bookkeeper prepared the ex-employee's final paycheck before the deadline.
We find that not only do preferences change during such a short duration paycheck to paycheck, but also that they fluctuate between a promotion and a prevention focus," said Himanshu Mishra.
Comparing genders, more female workers (30 percent) say they always or usually have to live paycheck to paycheck, compared to males (18 percent).
Women are more likely to express concerns about their financial health, with 47 percent saying they often or always live paycheck to paycheck (compared to 36 percent of men) and 41 percent indicating they don't earn enough money to live comfortably (a problem shared by 29 of men).
The Smiths have always set aside money from their paychecks, regardless of size.
Chief economist Jack Kyser, of the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation, said the move will certainly help minimum-wage workers, who have felt the pinch in their paychecks through the years.
When the network laid off its staff, Jett, who is also still awaiting a paycheck, was told his show was the most expensive to produce; by the end of February he and Bernhard had yet to go back before cameras, and Bernhard's contract is due to expire this month.
213 to permit employers to pay an employee's final "paycheck" via direct deposit as long as the employee authorized direct deposit for paychecks and the payment is made within the time required by other provisions of the Labor Code.
It will have to be a much bigger organization since it will have to monitor millions of private accounts to make sure money is withheld from paychecks and deposited.
As the name suggests, the product is based on enabling consumers to achieve debt-free status incrementally, paycheck by paycheck.
You need them to keep you and/or your organization in business, which in turn gives you a paycheck.
Based on a short story by Philip K Dick, Paycheck is an entertaining if somewhat contrived action-thriller that comes apart at the seams the longer it drags on.
Paycheck (Cert 12, 114 mins, Universal Pictures Video, Sci-Fi/Thriller/Action, also available to buy DVD pounds 17.