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Paying Bills is part of Susan Traugh’s Daily Living Skills series offering life skills and transitional skills for mild-to-moderately affected special needs students and general education students alike. This workbook serves as both a traditional print version and an interactive version using Adobe Acrobat Reader.*


Written on a 3rd/4th-grade level with airy pages and bullet-point information for easy, independent study, these books, nevertheless, respect teens’ maturity and humor while presenting federally mandated transition skills and Indicator 13 skills needed for adult independence. Workbooks are meant to be self-paced and adaptable with student interests and goals driving most units. Each lesson is taught in a short one-to-three page format with follow-up worksheets/activities to check comprehension. Real world activities are provided whenever possible.


Workbooks include a Unit Checklist for students to track progress, a parent notification letter to comply with the family involvement requirements of federal mandates and an answer key. The Teacher's Manual (sold separately) provides written ITP goals for each workbook, pre/post-assessments, coordination of federal codes with individual books for easy verification of compliance, a class grade sheet, and suggestions for individuation, unit creation, and organization.


*You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader 10 or higher installed in order to take advantage of all the interactive features of this workbook. This is a free program that can be downloaded at:


Lessons in Daily Living Skills--Paying Bills include:


  • Budget sense
  • Young person's planner
  • Bill paying calendar
  • Monthly bill chart
  • Writing checks
  • Using an ATM
  • Keeping a register
  • Real life money issues (cars, insurance, etc.)
  • Cost of credit cards
  • Saving
  • Filing a 1040 EZ.


A preview of this book is provided here, or sample the series with our free book—Doing Laundry.


Some of the titles in the Daily Living Skills transition series include:

Addressing Bullying

Addressing Racism

Becoming Likeable

Becoming Self-Aware

Building Character

Building Self-Esteem

Building Self-Confidence

Building Self-Motivation

Buying Insurance

Celebrating Holidays

Cleaning House

Coping with Covid & Distance Learning

Decision Making

Doing Laundry

Dress for Success

Everyday Manners

Fair Fighting

Getting a Paycheck

Grocery Shopping

Home Maintenance

Hygiene for Girls

Hygiene for Guys

Interviewing Skills

Ironing and Mending

Kitchen Basics

Making Conversation

Making Meals

Managing Stress

Masks and Social Distancing


Outdoor Chores

Overcoming Failure

Paying Bills

Picking Produce--Fruits

Picking Produce--Veggies

Practicing Mindfulness

Practicing Patience

Practicing Self-Advocacy

Safe Dating

Seeking Employment

Staying Healthy

Time Management


Understanding Government

Using the Telephone


Washing Dishes

Who Am I? College and Career

Work Games


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Paying Bills - 2 Workbooks

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