Most working people don't realize that 12 months a year and 52 weeks a year, actually results in four months of the year being 5 week months. For those of us living on disability, or who get paid once a month we have to make sure to plan our spending appropriately. I just had August/September as one of my five week months and am looking at October/November to be another one.
This can make for worrisome times if people who live as I do month to month on disability because you tend to forget to make your money stretch if you are not very careful.
I get my check on the second Wednesday of the month. This can be hard when planning bill paying. It is never on the same date of the month, just the same day of the month. It would have been so much easier if the government had just appointed me a day of the year when it comes to the bill paying thing. Instead I have to make sure there is enough in my bank account to cover all my general bills, so at times I am on the bank's website twice a day to see what has been paid out to make sure I do not come up overdrawn. That would be horrid due to a $32.00 fee for each overdraft and something like $6.00 a day after x amount of days of being overdrawn.
One overdraft fee is all it takes to knock off my medicine or food purchase pool for that month.
So to all who are on the one check a month system, please remember to count your weeks between checks and plan for the longer months each year.