Even after depositing my new and improved post-raise paycheck today, I still had to choose which bills will be paid a little late. And I also had to rewrite my grocery list. Thatís not an altogether bad thing, because the items I eliminated had to be things I could do without. Who needs soda, when I have water delivered to my door?
It seems a few extra pennies an hour donít make much of a difference, even when a whole weekís worth of pennies are collected at the same time. Thatís not my problem this week, though. This week my problem is the calendar. I always have problems toward the end of the month, and for some reason in September, the end has come way too close to the middle.
Thirty days hath September, right? And the check I just got included the fifteenth, which was just last Thursday. Thatís the midway point, but thereís only one more paycheck this month! The rent I pay on my little cabin here requires almost two full paychecks, and since I started the month in a big hole, that means thereís very little left over to trickle down to things like groceries and credit card bills.