Signs That You Live Paycheck To Paycheck

No judgment here because I’ve shamefully been living paycheck to paycheck from college graduation to present: five years later. It’s not only a lifestyle, it’s survival.

1. Knowing exactly when your next payday is and getting way more excited about it than any of your friends

2. Looking like this on payday morning

3. Looking like this a week after your check and a week away from your next check

4. Looking like this the day before pay day

5. Thinking about the holidays

6. Scheming of ways to earn more cash

7. Making sure your holiday wish list is full of items you need and can’t afford

8. Thinking of your birthday

9. Remembering your tax refund in the spring

10. Opening up a credit card to have some guilt-free spending (BAD idea guys)

11. Making some interesting food choices to save money

13. Thinking you’re doing okay until a mysterious Netflix bill shows up on your bank statement

14. Calling the bank to argue about a ghastly and unfair $5 fee

15. Acting rich on payday and buying everyone drinks at the bar

16. Swearing off bars and the mall for at least two months

17. Attempting to make a budget to control your finances

18. Being proud when you realize you’ve been doing this all on your own as a new adult and haven’t asked anyone for help

Check out more articles on!

This post was created by a member of BuzzFeed Community, where anyone can post awesome lists and creations. Learn more or post your buzz!

  Your Reaction?

    Starting soon, you'll only be able to post a comment on BuzzFeed using a Facebook account or via our app. If you have questions or thoughts, email us here.


    Now Buzzing