I was updating my work calendar for 2008 (holidays, paydays, etc.) and noticed that I will receive 3 months of 3 checks in 2008. This discovery was a nice surprise.
I get paid every two weeks, which usually results in 2 months with 3 checks. But, in 2008 it works out where there will be 3 months with 3 checks (January, July, and December). This "extra" money will go towards paying down our 2nd mortgage.
I call this "extra" money since our budget is based on my wife and I each earning 2 paychecks a month. I thought by chance my wife might also be getting 3 months with 3 checks in 2008, but it turns out she will be getting her standard 2 months with 3 checks.