A Biweekly Paycheck Question of the Day
Nicole Dieker

Extra paychecks get put into our Yearly/Unpredictable slush fund. We use it for stuff like wedding gifts, surprise vet expenses (hello, $400 teeth cleaning for my cat), celebrating stuff. Whatever is left at the end of the 6 months before the next extra paychecks come in gets treated as a windfall and redistributed to other accounts.

This works really well for us because it’s hard to budget exactly for stuff like wedding presents or treating our parents to a nice dinner, and when we didn’t have a system to account for those expenses I found myself enjoying it less and stressing about the cost.

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