live paycheck to paycheck

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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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So many of the big-picture savings needs that lead to the regrets seen in the Bankrate survey are hampered when people live paycheck to paycheck or don't have any emergency savings.
When you live paycheck to paycheck, the tiniest hiccup could throw you for a financial loop.
The financial loss of many, who live paycheck to paycheck, and were 'forced' to donate is real and painful.
She said, aACoeIf the f@#$ing president of the United Sates could please put our government backaACA* there are people who live paycheck to paycheck and need their money.aACA[yen]
Others live paycheck to paycheck despite earning good money.
As a result of this baseless action, more hard earned income will be stripped from those who live paycheck to paycheck to fill the coffers of Wall Street," Maker said.<br />CFPB officials told board members during a Wednesday morning conference call that they will be replaced.<br />The law that created the CFPB mandates that bureau officials meet with the advisory board at least twice a year.
If you don't have an extra source of income and you live paycheck to paycheck, the only way to save is to reduce your expenses.
workers that Willis Towers Watson said they "live paycheck to paycheck."
And for people like Gonzalez, his dad and scores of neighbors who live paycheck to paycheck in a city that was built around cars, the lack of a vehicle is compounding the already daunting task of getting life back on track.
But what about those who live paycheck to paycheck and may not have the ability to stockpile toilet paper during a great sale?
Low-wage working people often live paycheck to paycheck. If they lose their job, they can't pay their rent and end up homeless.
"We believe that many people who live paycheck to paycheck need access to credit that can help them manage their financial affairs," Cordray said.
Many families spend more than what they make every year and live paycheck to paycheck. We need to retake control of our finances.
One reason for those who aren't may be that almost half of unretired US adults (46 percent) say they live paycheck to paycheck and can't afford to put money in savings.