Financial stress: First world problem or workforce plague?

Financial stress: First world problem or workforce plague?

What could people living in the richest country in history during the least threatening time known to man, possibly have to complain about? Plenty, it turns out. More and more working Americans report experiencing difficulties making ends meet: Paying their rent or mortgage, repaying student loans, and going about their daily lives.

Though commonly dismissed as ‘first world problems’, there is merit to the claims. Sure, modern day Americans aren’t dealing with tribal wars, extreme poverty and malaria, but the strain to stay the course financially is very real. We breakdown just how widespread financial stress is in the 21st century […]

7 ways to stop living paycheck to paycheck by Xmas 2018

7 ways to stop living paycheck to paycheck by Xmas 2018

Here’s a terrifying statistic: In a survey commissioned by Financial Fitness Group in 2014, over 48% of respondents reported ‘just getting by financially’ and ‘living paycheck to paycheck’ all the time. Not just during the holiday season, not some of the time, not even most of the time. All the time.

Varying circumstances can make it seem like living paycheck to paycheck is unavoidable. Student loans, low pay and limited family support means that the burden rests squarely on your shoulders. Moreover, some of us face even greater challenges, such as dealing with physical limitations and disease, or being responsible for […]