Tip Tuesdays: How to Cover Household Expenses If You’re Not Paid On the Last Working Day of a Month?

by Vinaya HS on April 6, 2010

in Finance

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Though most of us are paid our salary on the last working day of a month, there are many who only receive their salary by the end of the first week of a month. But your household expenses don’t wait till you receive your salary. If you belong to the latter group, here’s a good strategy to meet your regular household expenses till you receive your salary:

Let’s say you receive your salary only on the 7th of every month. Add up all well known household expenses (example: salary for domestic help, utility bills, groceries, etc.) that you expect to incur within the first seven days of a month. From this month’s salary, set aside this amount as a micro-emergency fund and use this to cover your household expenses between the 1st and the 7th of the next month. Repeat this cycle.

What do you think?

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Austin @ TheOrangePaper.com April 7, 2010 at 8:31 AM

That’s a nice tip! :)

Anonymous April 8, 2010 at 4:27 PM

I wish I could bang my head against the wall and Die after seeing this post!

Sita A October 6, 2010 at 12:25 AM

Lol Anonymous!!! Sometimes the simple answers are hard to get but are the best solutions… anonymous … ;)

Vinaya H S October 6, 2010 at 5:38 AM

@ Sita A:

So is this answer simple? :-)

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