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Stretching Between Paychecks

September 23rd, 2008 at 03:33 am

My university operates on a 9-month pay schedule which means they haven't paid me since June. We've been fine as we (almost) live on DH's income, but it sure is tight for my co-workers. I've bought several of them coffee lately, and have heard plenty of tales of eating the last cans of soup in the cupboard before next week's checks.

I'm so happy we have a decent size amount set aside. I sort of naturally spend less when I'm not being paid, but we don't have to, and that's a relief from the financial anxiety many of them feel.

But I have to admit, all this government intervention and bailout makes me a little anxious. We'll all be paying for this for years.

1 Responses to “Stretching Between Paychecks”

  1. HELPmeFriend Says:

    I wish I was as frugal now that I am no longer working as much. I pretty much have the opposite schedule than you. Summer is when the season starts and when it is cold, no one wants to play.

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