Survey: A Majority of Americans Are Living Paycheck to Paycheck

Inflation continues to impact American wallets.

Some 64% of U.S. consumers (166 million) say they’re living paycheck to paycheck, according to a new survey by LendingClub in partnership with PYMNTS. That number is up 3% from last year.

And it’s not just middle-income Americans struggling to pay their bills.

Surprisingly, 51% of consumers earning more than $100,000 said they also lived paycheck to paycheck.

“While the number of Americans living paycheck to paycheck is close to the height we saw in the middle of the pandemic, the causes appear to be very different, as the economy is not sheltering in place like it was back in 2020,” said Anuj Nayar, financial health

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