How often have you heard — or said — something like this: “There’s always too much week left at the end of the paycheck.”?
If you have said it, you’re not alone. A new survey by CareerBuilder shows that 78 percent of Americans live paycheck to paycheck. That’s up from 75 percent just a year ago.
CareerBuilder also found that about half of workers who earn less than $50,000 per year are always living paycheck-to-paycheck, compared with 28 percent of those earning between $50,000 to $100,000.
If you’re part of that 78 percent, there’s a website that may be able to help you out.
The Penny Hoarder is loaded with tips on how to stretch your paycheck, regardless of its size. It offers tips on:
- Jobs, side gigs, working from home and career advice
- Deals to help you save money, coupons and smart shopping
- Stretching your food dollar but still eating healthfully
- Dealing with debt, saving and retirement funds
- How to live well but not go broke doing so
Some of the advice may not be for you. On the other hand, if all you do is get some free food the next time you stop for lunch, that’s money in your pocket.