For the last twenty years, I've been paid once a week. I learned to budget and work around the smaller, more frequent pay periods (like taking out 1/4 of big bills each week, like the mortgage, when I was paying that). Before that, I got paid once a month, which I didn't like because it was just so long to go between getting money coming in (however, back then, I was just a kid and really didn't budget as well as I do now). Still, I'm very accustomed to the weekly paycheck. I also like the extra paydays each year and plan pet vet visits, gifts, and other "extras" around those paydays. Interesting topic.