I'm terrible at managing my money. This is likely the cause for this entire issue.
I'm being moved from a bi-weekly (1st and 15th of the month) pay schedule, to a weekly pay schedule. At the same time, I am receiving a pay increase of 30%.
My previous plan, which had been working quite well, was to pay my rent (due on the 1st of the month) from the paycheck on the 15th of the month before (so on Jan 15 I would pay my Feb 1st rent), and I would pay the remainder of my bills on the first of that month (Utilities, car payment, student loans etc. for Feb would be paid on Feb 1).
Moving over to this new pay schedule, I'm worried that I will end up falling behind on my payments, because "I'll just get another paycheck next week" ad infinitum, as well as the fact that I'll have a lot (30%) more in my paycheck than I have experience with.
What things can I do, or strategies can I adopt to ensure that this doesn't become a problem?
(I couldn't find a personal-finance tag).