A recent survey conducted by CareerBuilder.com seems to indicate that 61% of American workers are living paycheck to paycheck, a figured that has increased each of the last three years. Granted that a survey done by CareerBuilder is not on par with studies done by a government institution such as the Bureau of Labor Statistics, but all the same, that is a staggering figure (at least I was staggered).
Even more crazy is the results showing that nearly a third of people making over $100,000 a year live paycheck to paycheck. I didn’t see anything that indicated that these values were adjusted for single vs dual income homes, or adults with dependents, or adjusted for cost of living, but still.
Readers: Have any of you experienced the paycheck to paycheck life? How did you cope with the stress? What was/is your plan for digging yourself out?