do you live paycheck to paycheck

United States
November 13, 2006 1:12pm CST
when payday comes around do you have more then 5.00 left??
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18 responses
@ncinco5 (296)
• United States
13 Nov 06
Sometimes, it just depends on how that month went for me
• United States
13 Nov 06
yes yes
• United States
13 Nov 06
We usually live paycheck to paycheck..but I think most people do.
• United States
13 Nov 06
yes most do but there that few that dont have too
@Signal20 (2282)
• United States
13 Nov 06
Right now we are, just moved to a new house, trying to find a job for myself, my fiancee's job has taken a dump the last few weeks-not much work. Totally depleted all our savings and stocks, it really sucks lol. But I know it's temporary, so trying not to stress too much over it.
• United States
13 Nov 06
aww im so sorry to hear that good luck!
@magikrose (5425)
• United States
13 Nov 06
Yeah we live paycheck to paycheck. We usually have about $20 left for the week tho. We make shure we can get the staples like milk eggs and bread for the week.
• United States
13 Nov 06
atleast you can make it!
@flte74 (878)
• United States
13 Nov 06
Yes, but that is because I have no mortgage. My home is paid for so I am one of the lucky few.
• United States
13 Nov 06
that does make you VERY lucky
@srhelmer (6934)
• Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
13 Nov 06
Right now, because we just purchased a new home and have some additonal expenses, money is pretty tight and we're living pay check to paycheck. Hopefully that'll stop in a couple of months.
• United States
13 Nov 06
i wish the best for you
@nichjake (524)
• United States
13 Nov 06
More than five dollars left on payday? Not very often. I'm a college kid making 60 dollars a week. After buying groceries I'm only left with 10-20 and that doesn't last long at all because theres always something that needs my money.
• United States
13 Nov 06
i remember them days
@wahmoftwo (1298)
• United States
13 Nov 06
Right now I would have to say yes. Most of the time we have a little money saved, but not as much as we should. There is so much that can go wrong.
• United States
13 Nov 06
yes there is alot that can go wrong and when it does it ALL goes at the same time!!
@sookynah (81)
• Canada
13 Nov 06
it's an ongoing struggle that I would love to free myself of!
• United States
13 Nov 06
me too!!
@Magsman (147)
• Sweden
13 Nov 06
I try to be one month ahead on my bills and to keep at least one months salary as a emergency fund just in case
• United States
13 Nov 06
thats also a great idea if i ever had enough money to make two payments to get ahead lol...but i like the concept
@aleddon (141)
• United States
13 Nov 06
Normally, yes, we live paycheck to paycheck. However, DH has just started a new job, where he'll be making about $1000 more a month, so I'm hoping that we'll have some extra cash to put away. We really need to save more. We both know that, but somehow, there just doesn't seem to be enough money to go around.
• United States
13 Nov 06
i hear ya we know we need to save money also but it dont ever work... i was told to pay yourself (savings) before you pay anything!! wonder they that might help
@carmat (2850)
• Canada
14 Nov 06
The money runs out again. - man with empty pockets
I would be lucky to have $5.oo left. My husband gets paid once a month. Paycheck comes in, bills are paid, buy groceries and wait another month for money again. Thank god I have some kids to babysit. It helps get through the month.
@kgwat70 (13398)
• United States
13 Nov 06
No, fortunately I do not live paycheck by paycheck. Hopefully I will not ever but with the way expenses keep going on who knows what will happen. My parents taught me at early age to aave money as I grew up so I am doing okay.
@shooie (4989)
• United States
13 Nov 06
When I lived in Cali I use to. Since we moved...no we even go things paid off and caught up which is nice.
• United States
13 Nov 06
paycheck?? what the heck is that?? ha! ha! it goes in one hand and right out the other, i have a used clothing store, i sell on ebay, and have a 12 year old son with holes in his feet, i tell ya the food just falls right through them!! : )
@helper1 (765)
• Canada
13 Nov 06
No I don't, thats why I'm here!
@kat0421 (24)
• Mexico
13 Nov 06
yes, some times its hard because whit rent, groceries, school, and every things else, every two weeks feels very long
@nannacroc (4049)
13 Nov 06
I have to at the moment. I was out of work for six months and now need to catch up with some bills. I'm hoping that by this time next year it's sorted and I can stop feeling as if I'm working for nothing.