I get paid once a month, on the first.
A lot of (non university) people that I know get paid bi-weekly. People like Mike. Somehow, he always has money in his checking account, and I end up with $32 in checking. I dutifully pay off all of my credit card every month, my car loan, etc.
I use mint and track my expenses (although, not as faithfully as I probably should) but am forever frustrated at the end of the month.