When I first started working for the school district

every new employee was offered a 500 dollar interest free loan to help defray the cost of not getting a paycheck right away. I took it and they took 100 dollars out of my paycheck every month for 5 months.
But, I guess it might depend upon other things such as job security and whether it would cause stress with the owner. In my case, there were thousands of employees so there was nothing personal at all there. And, it enabled me to pay my bills that first month.

I wouldn’t have took

that she meant you were going to make more money like per hour or yearly, but that because your husband and son would be getting paid just twice a month instead of every 2 weeks, the paychecks will be larger every paycheck because they will be getting paid 24 times a year instead of 26 times. So those 2 “extra” checks would be added into other checks. I am sure you have already figured it, but for some who might have gotten confused; for example if a salary was 50,000 a year and a person got paid biweekly then the check would 1923.00 every 2 weeks, but if they got paid just twice a month then the check would be 2083.00 a pay period (before taxes, insurance, etc). I think that is what she meant by they would be making more.

I think things like this is why Dave mentions in his new FPU class that just because you live on a zero based budget does not mean you should have zero in your checking after everything is paid. That you need to have a cushion in there.