bill (noun): an itemized statement of charges for goods and/or services that severely depletes your bank account
Both my husband and I get paid on the first of the month. This wouldn’t be so bad, except that is the only time we get paid for the month. A majority of our bills also are due at this time as well. Sons of bitches. Basically what this means is strategic planning to make sure we not only have enough to pay said bills, but also enough for gas and food and other provisions, both seen and unforeseen. Oy.
I’m sure our stress levels wouldn’t be so bad if we didn’t live paycheck to paycheck, but alas, our low-paying-thanks-to-a-weakened-economy jobs are barely enough to get by. I did just get an eleven percent raise, so that should help out. If not, then it will be time to panic!