Do you live paycheck to paycheck, counting the days between each infusion of cash so you can buy essentials and cover your bills—and rarely, if ever, having anything left over to stash away for a rainy day? If so, you’re far from alone. According to a survey of U.S. workers conducted last year, nearly 80 percent said they struggle to make ends meet. And that wasn’t just the low- and mid-income earners either. Nearly 10 percent of respondents making $100,000 or more a year said they usually or always live paycheck to paycheck.
EarnUp: Intelligent Automation of Loan Payments to Build Financial Health
Poor customer service is rampant in today’s society. In fact, a recent report on the subject found that the issue costs businesses more than $75 billion a year as consumers switch to other providers because they don’t feel appreciated or are tired of dealing with rude or unhelpful representatives. In some cases, these customers may be inspired to do even more.
Canadians Rank Money as Greatest Source of Stress Says Financial Planning Standards Council
There are many things in life that cause tension, from trying to succeed in your career to dealing with interpersonal relationships. However, when asked what causes them the most stress, 41 percent of Canadians surveyed by the Financial Planning Standards Council (FPSC) responded that money tops them all.
RewardExpert spoke with Kelley Keehn, the FPSC’s consumer advocate, about the results of the Financial Stress Survey and where worried Canadians can go for help assuaging their financial fears.