- SonBridge Community Center, 1200. S.E. 12th St., College Place. Beginning Sunday, Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University, 13 sessions, $110, some scholarship help available. This course is oriented toward singles, but the class is open to all. Call 529-3100.
- Consumer Credit Counseling Services, 5 W. Alder St. Offers one-on-one budgeting services, education in credit scoring, basic financial education, debt management programs, pre-filing bankruptcy counseling. CCCS is a nonprofit organization with a 40-year history. Some services are free, some have a fee, but no one is turned away due to inability to pay. Call 525-2132 or 800-201-2181.
- GESA Credit Union, 1355 W. Poplar St. Provides free or low-cost online education through its BALANCE and BalanceTrack programs, including core aspects of financial skills such as checking account management, credit report information, investing basics and home ownership guidance. Open to all. Go to www.gesa.com.
- Sterling Savings Bank, 2 E. Main St. Offers a Money Smart class two times a year, will do presentations at schools and elsewhere, works with local social service agencies. Customers can go in for overall financial reviews. Call 522-2024.
- Baker Boyer Bank, 7 W. Main St. Offers financial education on several levels, beginning with school, Money Smart classes and through social services. Customers and others can get individual financial counseling, from buying a first home to wealth management. The bank is rolling out a new, online budgeting program in March. Call 525-2000.
- Walla Walla Asset Building Coalition, 342 Catherine St., in the Blue Mountain Action Council office. Facilitates Money Smart class through Banner Bank, next course beginning late spring, open to all. Pre-registration is required. Call 529-4980.
- Walla Walla Community College -- IMPACT program, classes for those facing barriers to employment that include financial counseling. Office is also open to all for one-on-one budget management help and referrals. Call Deana York at 524-5166.