Money is money, no matter how it arrives. Even my coupons from the local supermarket have become a source of income. Since I am in charge of contact with the outside world, being the only car driver in the family, I am really getting the hang of how to save money. I collect points in the supermarket and they pay out once a month with their coupons. I have a new hobby.
There is nothing worse if you get a payment reminder, meaning that the bill wasn’t paid. Of course I pay all my bills. It is all done online, but nobody is perfect. When I was a working woman we had a pay day usually around 25th of the month and so I settled the bills when I got the wages.
Now I am a golden oldie and rely on the state to send my pension money, which is generally at the beginning of the month. When I was retired the Swiss State reminded me that I was also entitled to my British pension. They were super helpful and sent the necessary details to the British State Pension Scheme. I did not expect very much because I only actually worked for two years in England, as I moved on to Switzerland when I was 20 years old. However, the Brits went into their records and must have found my trail somewhere and now they pay me a monthly pension. It is a minimum, but money is money and they are never in arrears with paying it.
And so the Swiss and the Brits are maintaining my life style.