Well, this happened to us in August. We got 1 pay on the 13th and then had to go until September 3rd for our next pay. I knew it was coming (indeed, we had 3 pays in July and I should have been just fine) and yet I still spent way too much money on PLASTIC. So I was hurting by September 3rd. (Even conned dad out of $10 to get me through the last week.)
We're back on regular 2-week pays and this is a good thing. I've gotten all of my bills paid and there's still money in checking, plus this Friday is pay day. And today I received two checks in the mail. $20 and $30 respectively. These were my rebate checks for buying Paint Shop Pro for Amy & Rachel for their wedding present. $20 for the software and $30 for recently buying a digital camera (which was their joint birthday/wedding present). Woohoo!
And as I'm paying bills today, one of my credit cards (the one I use solely online and is a "Rewards" card) tells me I've got $93 in dividends that I can cash. Oooh! (Considering that's from 1% of purchases, you can see how much friggin' money I spend!!!!!) So I tell the card to send me a check. Sweet!
I intend to be a good girl and put the checks in my savings account. My poor savings account took quite a hit during my spending spree and 3 weeks w/o pay. (Hey, I had to buy clothes for the school year. And, um, go to Boston and Chicago. And go to King's Island!)
(And I'm *not* going to talk about the $140 I just spent at amazon.co.uk, nope! Not me!)
Money, that's what I like. :-)