live paycheck to paycheck


: to spend all of the money from one paycheck before receiving the next paycheck

Examples of live paycheck to paycheck in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Pendergrass says most of the residents on her street are also from the islands, and many live paycheck to paycheck. Tyrone Beason, Los Angeles Times, 21 Sep. 2023 Through Che, the show has finally acknowledged that many real people live paycheck to paycheck. Vicki Shabo, The Hollywood Reporter, 17 Aug. 2023 For many parents who live paycheck to paycheck, taking a few days off when schools close can mean the difference between having groceries or not and making rent or not, Rodrigues said. Los Angeles Times, 14 Jan. 2022 Like many people, Bug and his family live paycheck to paycheck, and a storm of financial problems threaten his solid life. Oline H. Cogdill Sun Sentinel, Star Tribune, 3 Aug. 2020 Many people live paycheck to paycheck with little savings. CBS News, 17 Oct. 2022 The early direct deposit feature — which goes into place next year at Chase but is being advertised by others such as Chime and Huntington Bank — is another piece of the puzzle to help some consumers who live paycheck to paycheck. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, 8 Dec. 2021 Many workers live paycheck to paycheck, so when an unexpected expense comes up before payday, they may be forced to take out expensive loans or rely on credit cards that can sink them into debt. Kathryn Vasel, CNN, 6 Aug. 2021 Many people in Houston and around the U.S. live paycheck to paycheck and were caught off guard by the economic fallout from the coronavirus that initially cost the nation 22 million jobs, with10.7 million that haven’t come back. Fox News, 26 Oct. 2020 See More

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“Live paycheck to paycheck.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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