Nick and Debi Lemieur play with their dogs in their backyard. The Lemieurs instated a weekly budget review 14 years ago to account for all of their expenses.

Married couple Nick Lemieur, 66, left, and Debi Lemieur, 64, play with their dogs in Havertown, PA. on Sunday, December 6, 2020. It has been difficult for the Lemieurs, especially during the pandemic, as they are living paycheck to paycheck.
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