Another factor that influences what type of planner you need is how many events you attend or host throughout the year. If you only have a few events, such as Thanksgiving, your annual family vacation, and a seminar or two, then you don't necessarily need a monthly calendar. These events are easy to remember, and you can write them in a weekly or daily planner.
If you have a lot of events to remember and lead a busy life, then a combination of a weekly planner and monthly planner would work well. Or you could buy a monthly insert for your weekly planner. We sell many different types of inserts at STARTplanner, so you can fully customize your planner to suit your needs. Examples of inserts we offer are weekly pages, contact pages, and notes.
Planners are helpful for keeping your life organized and accomplishing your goals. If you're new to using planners, it can feel overwhelming to shop for one. The distinction between a day vs weekly vs monthly planner isn't apparent to those new to using planners. Now that we've clarified what each type of planner is best for, you can buy a planner with greater confidence.