Financial Resources

Altra Federal Credit Union

Cost: Free

Offers free workshops and presentations providing financial education to those individuals who would like to become more knowledgeable on various financial topics. Altra also offers daily one-on-one sessions for those who would like to learn more about their personal finances and for those in need of credit counseling.



Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University

(Apostolic Life Church, Bethany Evangelical Free Church)

Cost: $100

Learn how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend wisely, and save over nine one hour sessions once a week.

(608-783-4818); (608-781-2466)

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of La Crosse, INC.

Cost: Free

Families and individuals will be able to receive an evaluation of their situation, develop a plan, and participate in financial education. Counseling for the following is offered: Credit and debt management, budgeting and money management skills, financial literacy curriculum, home buyer education & counseling, mortgage delinquency/foreclosure information assistance, fair housing information, and referral.



Consumer Credit Counseling Service of La Crosse

Cost: Varies

Numerous free and paid services offered. A good resource for people who are: filing bankruptcy, wanting to set up a checking/savings account, struggling to make monthly payments on credit cards, looking to rent or purchase a home, and anyone who wants to increase their financial literacy. 



Coulee Cap

Cost: Free

Couleecap takes action to find innovative strategies to combat poverty. We are People Helping People, and everyday our work makes a difference in the lives of people and families throughout the Coulee Region. Couleecap helps people in need with housing, food, transportation, and more. Through our actions we fight poverty, promote self-sufficiency, economic development, social justice, and personal responsibility.



Independent Living Resources

Cost: Free

Financial and benefits counseling services available for persons with disabilities.  CILs directly provide or coordinate through referral those services which assist people in increasing their abilities to exercise control over their lives. Control over one’s life means having a choice of acceptable options that minimize reliance on others in making decisions and performing every day activities. This includes managing one’s own affairs, participating in day-to-day community life and fulfilling a range of social roles.



La Crosse Area Chamber of Commerce

Business Consulting Services and Small Business Development

Cost: Free

Advise small business or potential small business in the areas of management expertise. Make recommendations concerning loans by the Small Business Administration. Holds workshops and seminars. Business start-up assistance



Marine Credit Union

Cost: Free

One-on-one work with borrowers struggling to get credit as a part of everyday business. Presentations regarding financial literacy include: checking basics, advancing checking, banking products and services, checking/savings and products, identity theft, wants vs. needs, and budgeting.  Evaluate current situation and available options to meet needs.  Provide online courses that cover a variety of financial literacy topics including: money management, checking account management, and more.


Mayo Clinic Health System

Cost: Free

Financial Counselors available for assistance on medical costs.  Cardon outreach Services/ contracted by MCHS available to assist patient with disability coverage and Medicare as well as third party liability claims.Locate funding resources for medical coverage.  Assist with application and compiling the documentation necessary to submit disability request. Work as a liaison between the state, counties, patients, and providers. Must have current medical expenses at our facility.


The Salvation Army

Budgeting Program

Program designed to help individuals and families who have income and who are behind on rent or can't pay upcoming rent.  Participants placed in 1 of 3 tiers of the program depending on circumstances.



US Bank

Cost: Free

Programs include Financial Wellness for Adults, Basic Banking Adult and Young Adult FDIC Money Smart, First Time Home buyer, Identity Theft Prevention & Online Security (FTC), Get Smart About Credit, Junior Achievement. Programs designed to provide information on banking basics, budgeting, conquering credit, identity theft prevention,  etc. 


Wells Fargo

Cost: Free

Hands on Banking

Hands on Banking program is a self paced or instructor lead class for children through mature adults, entrepreneurship and military affairs.