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PAYCHECK-TO-PAYCHECK Definition & Legal Meaning

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A common phrase which depicts that anindividual must pay off all financial obligations with his present earnings from the current pay cycle, till th enext. Those who live a ‘pay check to pay check’ life usually do not possess any liquid assets.


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