Incredible. 21% in 2008. I’m not posting this as a sign of hard times.. I’m posting this in amazement of how much people spend no matter how the economy is doing.

Counting down the hours until payday? You’re not alone.

As the economic downturn trudges on, many workers are struggling with household budgets. About six in 10 workers — 61% — report they always or usually live paycheck to paycheck just to make ends meet, compared with 49% last year and 43% in 2007, according to a new nationwide survey of more than 4,400 workers by CareerBuilder.

Thirty percent of workers with salaries of $100,000 or more report that they too live paycheck to paycheck, versus 21% in 2008.

60% living paycheck to paycheck - MSN Money Central

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