Paystub and cash By gainingaccess to portions of money owed to them outside of the traditionaltwo-week cycle, workers can better match income to expenses andcover emergencies as they arise. (Photo: Shutterstock)

When it comes to imagining popular employee benefits and perks,our first thoughts often go to freebies such as beer on tap orfree snacks. But the heyday of office rooftopsand ping pong tables is being pushed aside as more essential andpractical perks take the spotlight, such asgetting paid on demand.

Despite a strong run for the American economy, individuals andhouseholds continue to find themselves pinched for extra cash.Studies show that 80 percent of Americans still livepaycheck to paycheck and that many would have trouble coming upwith just $400 cash in the case of an emergency.

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