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Nearly 8 in 10 Americans Now Living Paycheck to Paycheck.

The employment company CareerBuilder, in partnership with Harris Interactive, conducts an annual survey to determine the percentage of Americans living paycheck to paycheck.


- In 2007, 43 percent fell into this category.
- In 2008, the number increased to 49 percent.
- In 2009, the number skyrocketed up to 61 percent.
- In their most recent survey, the number exploded to a mind shattering 77 percent.

This means in our nation of 310 million citizens, 239 million Americans are one setback away from economic ruin. The survey also reported that two in three (66 percent) do not save, while 28 percent set aside only $100 or less per month for savings.

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