For years I have been able to purchase the next year's calendar well in advance so I could begin planning events. So, I recently ordered what I thought was the Monticello-Monarch planner for July...Read complete review
For years I have been able to purchase the next year's calendar well in advance so I could begin planning events. So, I recently ordered what I thought was the Monticello-Monarch planner for July '15 - June '16. I unwrapped it, put it in my planner, then began to enter important events, only to realize it was the one I already have. I was bummed and blame myself for not looking more closely at the date before purchasing. I called Franklin to find out if these dates were available b/c I really needed them. The person with whom I spoke said no.Those of us who use Franklin products are obviously planners and think-aheaders who would appreciate such tools to be available far in advance. As it is, I realized I could not return it b/c I had already removed the cellophane wrapping, so I resorted to creating and printing my own calendar for the next iteration. Since I couldn't return the product, but wanted to get something from the $$ I spent, I cut off the month tabs and adhered them to my self-made calendar. It's obviously not the quality of a Franklin planner, but I will continue to do that so I can plan at least one-two years out.
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Formerly I used another calendar system, then one day I couldn't find it being sold anywhere. So I antied up and paid the higher prices for the Franklin Covey System. The good thing...Read complete review
Formerly I used another calendar system, then one day I couldn't find it being sold anywhere. So I antied up and paid the higher prices for the Franklin Covey System. The good thing is that the product is durable and lasts for years, making it so the expense is very minimal for refills. However, the downfall to that is Franklin Covey has discontinued the calendar pages I used and I have had to resort to buying refill pages I don't like to use. It would be nice for Franklin Covey to produce an option for the month-at-a-glance pages without lines and that are not all feminine designs. With everything becoming more and more electronic - even calendar systems, I still like my paper calendar. I take it to meetings and can access information within seconds while others are fumbling over their phone/tablet apps. I also like that I can just take my calendar with me to meetings because of using the note pages that are available. I nolonger have to take my calendar and portfolio with me to business meetings.
Comments about Compact Monticello Two-Page Monthly Calendar Tabs - Jan 2016 - Dec 2016:
Unlike surfing the phone for the calendar, the manual calendar is still the best because you can easily tab months and by using a pencil, erase and replace entries. I've used this monthly calendar for years. If you make detailed notes to remind you of your entry, this purchase is not for you.
Was this a gift?:
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
I like the month-on-two-pages calendars for my Compact
By Busy Bee
from San Francisco, CA
About Me High-end Shopper
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Comments about Compact Monticello Two Page Monthly Ring-bound Tabs - Jan 2017 - Dec 2017:
Here is 1 problem I have with these month-on-2-pages calendars: In a month where there are 31 days, for instance (July 2016 is an example) July 31 is at the TOP of the month. So odd. Any other calendar I've had will split the last day into 2 blocks, so the dates are continuous. Who would ever think to look at the TOP of the calendar for the last day of the month? Not me.