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Life is unpredictable and ever-changing, and Meritrust is your partner in preparing for whatever lies ahead.
Chris Wolgamott, CCUFC
Director of Financial Education
Chris Wolgamott is the director of financial education and has been in the credit union industry since 1998. He received his Bachelor's degree in Marketing and Management at Wichita State University in 2003 and Masters of Adult, Occupational and Continuing Education from Kansas State University in 2009. Chris has served on many boards and committees for local organizations including the Kansas Jumpstart Coalition, Child Start, Youth Entrepreneurs and YMCA Wellness committee. He currently sits on the Hereditary Neurological Disease Center of Wichita board and Habitat for Humanity family support committee. Chris is a native Wichitan who, along with his wife Trisha, is raising two children.
Financial Education Specialist
Ashley Newberry is a Financial Well Being Specialist II and has been with the credit union since 2012. She has served in many roles in our branches, most recently as the Assistant Retail Manager at the Andover Branch. Ashley has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from WSU and earned her Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Friends University in 2015. Ashley serves on the Meritrust Diversity Equity and Inclusion Advisory Board and has completed the Advance Kansas Program in Wichita. She is also is a Certified Professional Coach, earning her coaching certificate from iPec Coaching Institute. Ashley has lived in the Wichita area since 2010 and enjoys playing coed softball as well as helping the Alzheimer's Association with fundraising and competing in their annual Blondes Vs. Brunettes flag football game.
Office Hours (Most Branches) Mondays - Fridays 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays - By Appointment
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We can help
Confidential one-on-one financial education appointments
Do you struggle to develop a budget? Are you anticipating a loss of income? Schedule free sessions with our certified financial educators who can help you build confidence in your finances through private appointments tailored to your needs.Set up an appointment
Set up your budget at home
Use Meritrust's Personal Budget Analysis to track your expenses and plan for the future. Download the Excel form using the below link. Fill in the green spaces with monthly expenses and income sources. The gray spaces auto-fill to provide you with totals for a look at your expenses in relation to income.Download the form
Your financial partner in all stages of life
You've worked hard to invest for your future. Visit with a Financial Advisor at Meritrust Wealth Management, available through CUSO Financial Services, L.P.*, to discuss your situation and plan for your next steps.Contact Wealth Management
Free up cash for other expenses with Skip-A-Pay
Meritrust's Skip-A-Pay program gives you an opportunity to apply in online banking to defer your loan payment(s) for one month. Concerned about your finances and want to visit with us about your loan(s)? Give us a call to discuss your situation.Learn More
Learn More from Home
Meritrust has partnered with EverFi to provide FREE online financial well-being resources. EverFi explores a range of personal finance topics to help you through whatever financial stage you're in and milestones you are working toward.
Your path through the EverFi resources is up to you. You can either follow one of the learning playlists below, or pick and choose which specific resources are most valuable to you.
Understand the basics of some key financial concepts.See the playlist
Building Financial Capabilities
Learn how to manage your money and avoid financial dangers.See the playlist
Preparing for Retirement
Learn how you should prepare for an eventual retirement.See the playlist
Owning a Home
Explore the benefits and costs of buying and owning a home.See the playlist
Investing for the Future
Learn how to be more financially prepared in the years ahead.See the playlist
Learn more about the responsibilities of caring for another person's finances.See the playlist
Small Business Essentials
Understand the financial basics of managing a small business.See the playlist
Get your personalized playlist.See the playlist
*Non-deposit investment products and services are offered through CUSO Financial Services, L.P. ("CFS"), a registered broker-dealer (Member FINRA/SIPC) and Registered Investment Advisor. Products offered through CFS: are not NCUA/NCUSIF or otherwise federally insured, are not guarantees or obligations of the credit union, and may involve investment risk including possible loss of principal. Investment Representatives are registered through CFS. Meritrust Credit Union has contracted with CFS to make non-deposit investment products and services available to credit union members.