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Most U.S. Workers Living Paycheck To Paycheck, Survey Finds


U.S. WORKERS ARE STRUGGLING TO MAKE ENDS MEET. CBS 2’S NIKKI PATICE REPORTS. FOUR BUCKS AN HOUR. Reporter: SHE IS A FAST FOOD WORKER AND BARELY MAKES ENOUGH TO SCRAPE BY. A LOT OF THE MONEY I MAKINGS BACK TO RENT. Reporter: IN A SURVEY FROM CAREER BUILDER.COM, 78% OF WORKERS LIVE PAYCHECK TO PAYCHECK TO MAKE ENDS MEET UP FROM 75% LAST YEAR. THE TREND IS CONTINUING. WE EXPECT IT TO CONTINUE GOING FORWARD. Reporter: CAREER BUILDER’S MICHAEL IRWIN SAYS A HIGHER COST OF LIVING AND STAGNANT WAGES ARE HITTING PEOPLE ACROSS THE BOARD. ONE IN TEN EARNING $110,000 A YEAR SAY THEY ARE WAITING FOR PAYDAY TO PAY THE BILLS. TOO MANY ARE IN DEBT. AS THEY APPROACH RETIREMENT THEY WON’T BE READY TO SUPPORT THEMSELVES AND BE ABLE TO RETIRE. Reporter: TRIMMING MONTHLY EXPENSES CAN HELP. THE SURVEY FOUND MOST PEOPLE ARE NOT WILLING TO GIVE UP THINGS LIKE HOME INTERNET CONNECTION AND SMARTPHONE. HE ADVICES PEOPLE TO NEGOTIATE THE BILLS. YOU SHOULD SIT DOWN AND LOOK AT ALL YOUR BILLS AND CALL THEM UP TO SEE IF YOU CAN LOWER THE INTEREST RATES, LOWER THE CONTRACTS AND HOW TO SAVE YOURSELF MONEY. THAT WILL GO A LONG WAY INTO HELPING YOU NOT LIVE PAYCHECK TO PAYCHECK. WALKER FOUND ONE WAY TO SAVE MONEY, PEDAL POWER. MY BIKE TAKES ME FROM POINT A TO POINT B. SHE IS HOPING TO

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