According to a TNS Omnibus survey by NetCredit, 1 in 2 Americans are living paycheck to paycheck.  Take a historical review of the cost of living in the past versus today, and the results were eye-opening. Check out our exclusive infographic, as we chart how the minimum wage, federal income tax collection, the way we pay our bills and how we spend our paycheck have changed over the years. The infograph also reviews some interesting facts about consumer and personal finance today. ‘How Far Does a Paycheck Get You? 1936-2012 [INFOGRAPH]’ is embedded below:

Then & Now: How Far Does a Paycheck Get You?