Financial Education

Financial Education

Here's how building the ol' gray matter can help build the green matter.

Have you accumulated an overwhelming amount of debt? Have you recently experienced a financial hardship? Do you struggle to develop a budget that works for you? Do you fear bankruptcy is your only alternative? Are you just starting out and want to make sure you are on a solid financial path?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, we can help. As a member of Meritrust, you can schedule FREE financial counseling sessions with our certified financial counselors. Appointments are scheduled for a maximum of 90 minutes per session and are conveniently available at any Meritrust branch location. The sessions can help you build confidence in your finances by focusing on these topics.

Session Topics

  • Improve or maintain your credit score
  • Manage your current debt
  • Set and achieve personal financial goals
  • Develop customized household budgets
  • Find the right financial products to fit your needs
  • Improve your overall financial situation

Meritrust Financial Counseling Coaches


Chris Wolgamott, CCUFC
Director of Financial Counseling

Junction City/Lawrence/Manhattan

Devlynn Bittner, CCUFC
Financial Counselor


Office Hours (most branches)

  • Monday - 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday - 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday - 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Thursday - 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday - 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday - By Appointment
  • Evenings - By Appointment

Meritrust has partnered with FoolProof to provide FREE online financial education resources. FoolProof is an online program with lots of information and handy resources about money and financial responsibility. Meritrust works with FoolProof to offer this program as a complimentary resource for our members and the communities we serve.

FoolProof uses multiple tools to help educate consumers about money, budgeting and more.