Make the budget a family project. Everyone must be involved in order for it to work.
Act your own wage!
Review your statements regularly from your creditors while on the DMP. Report any unusual fees or activity to CCCS Operations Department, and send a copy of each of your statements every three months for official review.
Know your priorites. Allot enough income for the essentials (shelter, utilities, food, medical, savings).
Refrain from using your credit to subsidize your income.