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Being independent requires an individual to not only have monetary resources, but to use those resources to the best advantage. Following are a few tips and the names of some organizations that may be of help to you in budgeting and money management during and after transition to adult life.

  • Use the yellow pages in your local phone book under Credit and Debt Counseling or Financial. You might find some ideas there.
  • Open an account at your local bank - Checking, Savings or both

Jackson County Payee Program
201 W. Platt St., Maquoketa, IA 52060
(563) 652-6979
They can help you with your SSI or SSDI checks and paying your bills.

1710 East Maple Street
Maquoketa, IA 52060
(563) 652-5252
Contact Andrea (must be recieving DAC services)

Iowa State Extension Office
201 West Platt Street
Maquoketa, IA 52060
(563) 652-4923
Web Site:

The ISU Extension Office offers speakers, resource materials and even a web course related to money management and finances.

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