paycheck-to-paycheck

25% of High-Income Consumers Work Side Hustles
25% of High-Income Consumers Work Side Hustles
June 26, 2024  |  Consumer Insights

Amid news that the U.S. job market is cooling, first-time unemployment claims are up and 64% of Americans now live paycheck to paycheck, comes this...

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Consumers Say They Use Credit to Buy Essentials and Spend More
Consumers Say They Use Credit to Buy Essentials and Spend More
June 24, 2024  |  Credit Cards

Although consumer spending dipped slightly last month, not all spending choices are created equally. While some consumers curtail spending by choice, others do it entirely...

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Share of US Consumers Living Paycheck to Paycheck Hits Two-Year High
Share of US Consumers Living Paycheck to Paycheck Hits Two-Year High
June 24, 2024  |  Retail

Despite a robust economy, a significant portion of American consumers are grappling with financial challenges that affect their shopping habits in profound ways, and to...

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Zillennials: The Generation Reshaping Commerce With Digital Savvy and Ethical Spending
Zillennials: The Generation Reshaping Commerce With Digital Savvy and Ethical Spending
June 18, 2024  |  Consumer Insights

Zillennials — the bridge generation comprising younger millennials and older members of Generation Z — with their growing earning and purchasing power, are poised to...

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Consumer Sentiment on Personal Finances Dips Due to Inflation
Consumer Sentiment on Personal Finances Dips Due to Inflation
June 14, 2024  |  Consumer Insights

In 2024, a few key concerns bubble consistently to the top of the list for the paycheck-to-paycheck economy. The PYMNTS Intelligence report “New Reality Check:...

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Inflation Moderates; But Consumers Pay More on Rent and Dining Out
Inflation Moderates; But Consumers Pay More on Rent and Dining Out
June 12, 2024  |  Economy

The headline number on inflation indicates a slight cooling of the pace of rising prices, at least in May. But the data released Wednesday (June...

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Summer Staycations in Store as Consumers Trade Down on Travel
Summer Staycations in Store as Consumers Trade Down on Travel
June 10, 2024  |  Travel Payments

As we recently reported, despite steady signs of inflation, about half of U.S. consumers are planning to take summer vacations in the weeks to come...

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Consumers May Dig Into Savings as Long-Term Inflation Expectations Creep Up
Consumers May Dig Into Savings as Long-Term Inflation Expectations Creep Up
June 10, 2024  |  Consumer Insights

Through scores of reports on the paycheck-to-paycheck economy, PYMNTS Intelligence has found that there’s a commonality across income levels and demographics:  Most of our collective...

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Discount Retailers See Sales Upticks as Paycheck-to-Paycheck Shoppers Trade Down
Discount Retailers See Sales Upticks as Paycheck-to-Paycheck Shoppers Trade Down
June 10, 2024  |  Retail

As inflation continues to erode purchasing power, financially unstable consumers, squeezed by higher prices on everything from groceries to gasoline, are increasingly turning to discount...

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