Three Paycheck Month! But I have a ques

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Three Paycheck Month! But I have a ques
Fri, 10-02-2009 - 10:11am

It never fails that the month before, or the month after we get three paychecks that money is really tight so I don't get "ahead."

Why is that?

It seems like the bills start piling up the month before, and the money is gone before I even get it.

Is there a mathematical reason for this?

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-26-2002
Fri, 10-02-2009 - 11:03am
I have finally learned that the 3 paycheck month doesnt really work out to be "extra" money. Mainly because it pushes the next months first pay back 2 weeks so if I wait and pay my bills then they would be late. Usually I get come up with about half a paycheck extra but not til the end of the following month if at all. Anymore I just treat it as normal pay.
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Registered: 03-27-2005
Fri, 10-02-2009 - 11:22am

For me it's the extra week that throws me.