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1 in 5 Americans say they run out of money before payday comes

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(OPINION) From gas to groceries, soaring prices are straining households across the board. More than three-quarters of working Americans said inflation has impacted their finances over the past year, according to a report by Salary Finance.

While wage growth is high by historical standards, it isn’t keeping up with the increased cost of living, which is rising at the fastest annual pace in about four decades. When wages increase at a slower pace than inflation, paychecks won’t stretch as far. Now, workers are running out of money faster, Salary Finance found.

Roughly 20% of employees regularly run out of money between paychecks, up from 15% last year, according to a survey of more than 3,000 working adults in February. As a result, about one-quarter of those polled said it’s harder to afford necessary expenses and one-third are unable to build savings,

issues that are particularly problematic for low-to-moderate-income workers. Low earners funnel a bigger share of their budgets to transportation costs and other staples, like food and energy, relative to wealthier households, data show. FULL REPORT

Ricky Scaparo is the pastor and founder of the international ministry End Time Headlines. A ministry that provides resources to equip believers and to inform the discerning of the signs and seasons in which we live. His mission is to inform his readers and viewers of prophetic events and how they are unfolding before our very eyes through news and headlines presented from a prophetic perspective in light of the Holy Bible.

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