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How Much More Per Month Would It Take to Live Comfortably?

A new Careerbuilder survey shows that 47 percent of Americans live paycheck to paycheck; those results are right in line with the 49 percent of you who admitted you're living in anticipation of your next check.

Perhaps more surprising is the discovery that 21 percent of those making $100,000 or more annually are also living paycheck to paycheck. Here are some other interesting findings from the study.

  • 25 percent of workers never save any of their paychecks.
  • 34 percent of those who do save put away less than $100 a month and 18 percent save $50 or less.
  • One third of workers don't contribute to retirement savings.

Forty-two percent of workers surveyed said they would need up to $500 more per paycheck to live comfortably; how much extra would you need per paycheck?


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