November is a special month this year–that’s right, it’s “extra paycheck month.” Whether you’re on a biweekly or weekly system (if you get it twice a month, sorry), you’ll be getting a third/fifth check this month.
Yay! Whee! But before you enlarge your budget, there a few things some of us need to consider. Well, some of us who aren’t salaried and don’t get paid vacations need to consider.
I’m excited I’m getting an extra paycheck this month, but it’s only going to be for an extra 2 days worth of work. That comes out to something like $150-175 after taxes.
Now that’s great. But it’s significantly less than the $432 I get on average each week. It should cover the extra week’s worth of living just fine and leave some money for savings.
This isn’t some deep personal finance insight, I hope that’s not what you were expecting. It’s just a friendly reminder for those of us who aren’t fortunate enough to be salaried.