You work hard to earn the money that you need every day, every week and every month to make ends meet, but sometimes, even most of the times for many, balancing the income and expenditure become tough.
If believed to a report from CareerBuilder based on their survey, more than three-forth of Americans live paycheck to paycheck some of the time. The percentage is growing too.
CareerBuilder surveyed 3,462 full-time workers and another 2,369 full-time employers, and found even though people are earning higher wages, but are still struggling to make ends meet.
The survey found 71 percent of the Americans said they are in some amount of debt. The figure last year was 68 percent. This mean there’s an increase of 3 percent and it will grow further in 2018.
Shopping to buy temporary happiness or spending at a bar to relieve stress are some of the main culprits which finally lead to offer your further stressful life.
Below are some basic tips to follow if you really come out of the situation:
– Living beyond your means lead to live paycheck to paycheck. Enjoying a good home, a good car and maintaining the expenses may also lead you setting back financially. Try to downsize your home, if possible. Move to a cheaper flat. Probably you can take public transportation most of the time instead of traveling in your car. Also, look whether you can lower the bills like that of cable, WiFi or cellphone. Cut back on such things and you may come out of the vicious cycle of living paycheck to paycheck.
– Remember that boredom may lead to overspending. If this is true to your life, try not to be bored. Indulge yourself in something or other in free time like take a walk with a friend, cook meals at home or look for free classes in your community.
– Most of don’t accept our mistakes or faults, but it is always suggested to look in the mirror honestly. This will help to control the spending and debt. Take note that living in paycheck may give you stress. Try to identify the root of your financial problem and work on it how to improve the condition like a few bottles of wine a week may not be a problem, but just try to calculate how much it will cost you annually and how much over a period of five years.
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