If it feels like your cash situation just before payday is ... less than ideal, you're not alone. Personal budgets have a ripple effect that could make or break major life milestones from marriage to housing to retirement.
And the current financial environment isn't an easy one to navigate. Housing is so expensive experts now argue it's become a national crisis, student debt is at an all-time high and wage increases throughout our recovery from the Great Recession have remained stubbornly stagnant.
In this segment of "The Day Ahead," Jay Strubberg looks at the best tactics for getting ahead and spoke with consumer savings expert Andrea Woroch about some extras in your budget you might have overlooked.
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