Financial Tip of the Week: Getting Ahead with a Smaller Paycheck



Many Americans are seeing their paychecks is a little lighter
this year, due to a payroll tax increase that is forcing millions of people to
make tough budget cuts.

The tax has risen back up to 6.2 percent from 4.2
percent, costing someone making $50,000 annually about $1,000 per year and a
household with two high-paid workers up to $4,500.

But regardless of how
many zeros it contains, there are steps you can take to help make ends meet by
being smart with the money you have.

The following tips, provided by BMO
Harris Bank, can make your pay check stretch farther:

Source: BMO Harris Bank