I am a professor, and get paid nine months out of the year--not over the summer. What is the best way to set up my income?

I could set up paychecks that are the full amount, but that will leave me quite short in the summer. I could also set up paychecks that distribute my salary throughout the year, but that will make it quite hard to sort out how to save up for the summer. 

Other ways to do this? Can I set up my full salary for some months and not for others?

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FYI, this is a public community board, and I'm only a community member like you.

You have to figure out what works for you.  I would probably set the "Income" budget for 75% of your monthly amount, and then set up a goal that would save up the 3 months worth of income during the other 9 months.  If you currently have trouble saving up for your summer months, you may want to open up a savings account specifically to save up for your summer income.

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