But can I say that three check months really throw off my budgeting? It changes the way payday lines up with bill arrival, and I've never managed pin it down on my budget spreadsheet. There's always about a month of chaos and I shift around how I can afford to pay things, and chaos makes me unhappy.
That said, I LOVE three paycheck months. It feels like extra money, even though it isn't. I guess it makes up for every year when I'm caught surprised by the motor vehicle taxes.