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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.
Open an account at your local bank – Checking, Savings, or both

Budget Counseling United Neighbors Inc.
(563) 322-7363

Community Services of Scott County
(563) 326-8723
Representative Payee Program, to help you with your SSI or SSDI checks and paying bills

Illinois/Iowa Center for Independent Living
(309) 793-0090
Personal budgeting skills training. Services in the Quad-City area, including Scott, Clinton and Muscatine counties.

Continuing or Community Education on Money Management: Eastern Iowa Community College District (563) 441-4100 or Davenport Community Schools (563) 391-9161, ext.201

Web Site:

Iowa State Extension Service
(563) 359-7577

Housing Programs Such As:

Vera French Housing Corporation
Web Site:
(563) 445-7977

Handicapped Development Center
Web Site:
(563) 391-4834

Davenport Office of Assisted Housing
(563) 326-7899

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