To successfully manage your finances, you need to take into account the basics.
How much do you earn? How much do you spend?
These may seem like simple questions with simple answers, however when people look at their bank statements their memory gets jogged usually by several small transactions made throughout the month. These charges may be for a quick bit to eat, a little gas or a payment to a babysitter but the fact that remains that these are outgoing expenses you need to keep track of in order to realize where your finances are.