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citethesource February 9th, 2014 6:23pm

Would you describe your or your family as living paycheck to paycheck?

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Statek Im from the Internet
02/09/14 9:35 pm

We've got some saved money in the stock market and bank account that we haven't really touched in a decade, and we kinda live paycheck to paycheck now

arctostaphylos Ankh Morpork, New York
02/09/14 3:25 pm

I've never really had a job that paid regularly; so often, yes, I'm stretching savings until the next bit trickles in.

alynn Somewhere wonderful
02/09/14 1:35 pm

Thankfully, I do not, and didn't grow up that way.

susanr Colorado
02/09/14 12:32 pm

There's no paycheck at all, so.... no, I guess. But when I was working, except at my poorest, I almost always had enough in savings to hold me for a while in an emergency, and to draw on for current expenses.

singkitty In the cloud
02/09/14 12:00 pm

I started saving the day I got my first part time job at 16. I STILL have cash in that account. For me it was all about learning early on you don't spend money on things you can't afford, or waste it on things you don't truly need.

FemmeAdamWest in the Tardis library
02/09/14 11:53 am

I am and it is horrid, but we are lucky in one aspect, my husband works for my uncle so if there is an emergency we can get a draw from the company.

kermie gaytopia
02/09/14 11:31 am

I am, yes. Would be nice to have some savings someday.

FemmeAdamWest in the Tardis library
02/09/14 11:49 am

I agree. A savings account (you know with actual savings in it) is like this fancy far off dream lol

bMyComrade Stumptown
02/09/14 12:00 pm

Yeah, I'm working on that...

rcgrant south carolina
02/09/14 11:31 am

we are right now. we went from three checks down to 2 and one of the 2 is not very steady. but we are managing to squirrel some back