“There are ways to track your spending and look where your money is going and find the holes and gaps,” she said. “There are places you can cut back: daily coffee, alcohol, vacations, some people take several vacations, maybe cut back on one,” said Cornfield.
Most Americans Can’t Afford A $500 Emergency
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Gross. I mean, sure, if you actually fall into the category of person who doesn’t have a thousand dollars in savings because of your drinking or coffee, maybe cut back on the booze/ caffiene. But surely the issue here, by and large, is not that people are choosing not to save — it’s that they’re literally living paycheck to paycheck. If you have only $5 of disposable income every week, it’s going to take a heck of a long time of save anything. And anyone who had to put emergency bills on a credit card because they’re living paycheck to paycheck is going to take that much longer to save while they’re paying off that bill.

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