9 Ways to Break Free from Living Paycheck to Paycheck

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7) Set Achievable Goals

Be real with yourself and your expectations, even if you are only able to save a few dollars out of your paycheck. Start out small. If you are ending the week or the month on financial fumes, you may want to consider finding areas to cut back. No one is asking you to compromise your quality of life, just try making a few small changes to cut back on expenses. Things like bringing your meals to work, rather than buying out which can get expensive. When you’re hungry all bets are off. Also, some supermarkets offer discounts on gas when you’ve acquired the necessary points for shopping there. Discounts from 40 to 80 cents a gallon will save you some money you can tuck away.

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