nzkiwiman: Being single all my money is mine, but when I changed jobs in 2012 it was a huge shock going from weekly to monthly pay. It took me a good part of a year to set a defined budget, breaking down what I earned in the month verses what I needed to spend in a week or the month and also accommodating the months that had 5 weeks in them.

As a result, I check each month on pay day before I use any funds to make sure I am dividing correctly. It means that I am putting cash aside a lot earlier for bills than I used to and I am not able to save as much as I thought I could when I started the job.

But it works :-)


That's funny because when I moved here to NZ 10 years or so ago, I had only ever been paid monthly and all of a sudden they wanted to pay me every two weeks!