If you get paid biweekly, you know exactly what I mean when I say bonus pay month.
On a biweekly schedule, depending on when you get paid, there are typically two pay days a month. In every job I’ve held, I have been paid on Thursday – once near the start of the month and once near the end.
This is how it works 10 months of the year.
The other two months are a little different.
They are bonus pay months.
During those two months, instead of two pay periods, the calendar aligns to give you three. As a person who gets paid biweekly on Thursday, one of those months this year is November.
I love when this happens – the extra week of income definitely helps so close to Christmas. Additionally, because Jeff and I get paid on alternate weeks, that means instead of two three pay months during the year, we actually get four.
As a result, we’ve gotten pretty good at making the most of these bonus pay months.