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How Long Could You Survive Without a Steady Paycheck?


Emergency funds are more important than ever, but most people still haven't built theirs up enough to get through unemployment. Just take a look at the results from a recent MetLife study that asked Americans to evaluate how they'd fare if pink slips were handed to them.

50 percent of Americans say they are only one month — or only two paychecks — or less away from not being able to meet their financial obligations if they were to lose their job, and more than half of these, a startling 28 percent of the total respondents, couldn’t survive financially for more than two weeks.

How long could you get by without a paycheck?

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