Budgeting question, how to live on one paycheck a month

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      I am in the same boat. I just started a job in August and on the first day of work…surprise, we only get paid once a month!! This came as a shock to me and really caught me off guard.

      I was not working prior to this and while I got a small paycheck three weeks after I started, I had to wait another entire month before I got a “true” paycheck – I am an hourly employee. My biggest problem is that while I am caught up now in August and September, I am going back into debt for October. When I was not working I spent maybe $40 every two weeks in gas, now its $50-75 a WEEK in gas plus $100 a week in daycare that we didn’t have before.

      That is a lot of money to shell out before getting paid. I don’t have any words of wisdom, I am hoping that things even themselves out eventually though….I am thinking of taking on a secondjob and/or have been looking for a job closer to home but after
      looking for thefour months, this was the only job I had an offer on. My guess would be to really watch where your money goes and try hard to not overspend if at all possible and get further into debt.

      Kerry

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