If you are living paycheck to paycheck, you’re not alone — it’s far more common than you think. According to Forbes Reports, 56% of Americans have less than $1,000 in their checking and savings combined.1
Breaking the cycle of living paycheck to paycheck isn’t just about making more. In fact, 25% of Americans making over $100,000 a year still struggle to make ends meet due to piles of student debt, increased cost of living (especially in places with a strong job market) and long working hours that escalate the frequency of convenience-based dining.2
Increasing your income isn’t always an option, nor is it always a solution. Instead, it’s best to focus on what you can do now to make your paycheck stretch farther than you think possible. Take these steps to stop living paycheck to paycheck and just start living.