9 ways to stop living paycheck to paycheck

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BY KATE ASHFORD WITH FORBES | Source: Fidelity

Nearly 8 out of 10 workers (78%) live paycheck to paycheck, according to a new survey from CareerBuilder.com.1 That’s up from 75% last year, and it applies even to those making 6 figures: 1 in 10 workers making $100,000 or more say they live paycheck to paycheck.

“In working with many clients over the years, I have found that most people tend to spend their entire paycheck if it is available in their bank account, regardless of whether they are at a low/middle level or are highly compensated,” says Marc Kodomatsu, a financial planner in Lake Oswego, OR.

If you’re putting away adequate savings for your goals and you have a healthy emergency fund, living paycheck to paycheck isn’t necessarily a disaster.

Full article at Fidelity

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