Spending limits must be realistic
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.
No more than 25% of your monthly income should go towards installment debt – credit cards, loans, car payments, etc.
Deposit part of your income into a savings account to meet emergency expenses.
Know your priorites. Allot enough income for the essentials (shelter, utilities, food, medical, savings).