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Southwind District

Erie Office

111 South Butler
Erie, KS 66733
Fax:  620-244-3829

Fort Scott Office

210 South National
Fort Scott, KS 66701
Fax:  620-223-0332

Iola Office

We've moved!
1006 N. State St.
Iola, KS 66749
Fax:  620-365-7944

Yates Center Office

211 W. Butler
Yates Center, KS  66783
Fax:  620-625-8645



Personal Financial Resources

No one is born with natural money management skills.  You may have learned some money management skills from your family, but you may want to manage your finances differently than your parents did.  You also may have learned some money management skills at school or through life experiences.  Developing good money management skills takes time, practice, and patience. 

You might want to read "Essential Living Skills: Money Management", a helpful publication that teaches budgeting and banking basics, as well as record keeping.

Behind on Bills?

When bills are piling up, it's important to remember that you're still in control.  While you are ultimately responsible for paying all of your bills on time, there are things you can do if you fall behind.  You can read or copy and print this "Your Money, Your Goals" tool published by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The booklet has lots of helpful information and forms to track your income and expenditures. 

If you're behind on your rent, the Kansas Emergency Rental Assistance (KERA) may be able to help: https://kshousingcorp.org/emergency-rental-assistance/


Check Your Credit E-mail Program

A credit report includes information on where you live, how you pay your bills, and whether you've been sued or have filed for bankruptcy.  You should check to make sure the information is accurate, complete, and up-to-date.


Register today by clicking the picture above. Credit report resources:

Know Your Credit Fact Sheet, Annual Credit Report, "Credit Score vs. Report"       

Financial Management

Financial Check-up

Spending Plan

Spending Record

Valuable Records

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Supermarket Savings Tips

Kansas Saves Program