You may have heard this many times already but let me underscore it once more. They very key to managing your monthly wages successfully is to have a definite plan on how you are to spend every unit of it. In fact, it is best that you have your plans written to do every time cash comes to your hands. This shall keep you from giving in to impulse buying.
Start by having a list. List down all the expenses you incur on a regular basis. You may be surprised that some of the things you have in the list are expenditures which you can forego as they are not essential to your existence.
From there, prioritize the important expenses you have to take. Examples of these concern foods, household utilities and education of your children. As they are your top priority, ensure to allocate funds for them first and foremost. You may have little money left in your hands by doing so but you have the assurance that your family will live in the days to come.
Do you have debts at the moment? If you do, keep in mind to minimize interests. This can be done by prioritizing the ones with high interests for the interests not to keep on piling up. Also, refrain from incurring additional debts just to pay your current ones.