I am good at making a budget. I know how much we make every paycheck (roughly since its different every pay period but not by much), I know how much we pay in bills and when they are due. I usually budget for about a month in advance since we get paid every 2 weeks. I deduct all the bills and groceries and we have a set amount left over so I know how much we have to spend and I balance the check book every other day or so. But for we burn through money!! Even though I know how much we have and that we should ration it out throughout the 2 weeks, we still end up broke by the end of the first week and then I stress until we get paid again. I just have the idea that the money is there that is not designated for a bill and so we spend it. And I don't know how to break that mind set.