Northwoods Saves

Throughout the Northwoods, people just like you are proving that you don’t have to be rich to build wealth. Northwoods Savers are setting financial goals, tracking their spending and taking control of their financial futures. Our staff can show you how to develop a savings strategy and put you on the right path to building wealth! So what are you waiting for? Start making your dreams a reality today.

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About Us

Northwoods Saves is a non-profit with no agenda except to get people to plan their financial future. Northwoods Saves was launched in May of 2002, the first rural model of America Saves, the national program. Oneida County is our fiscal administrator. Northwoods Saves operates under the auspices of the Oneida County UW Extension serving residents and businesses of the Northwoods.

Governing Board Members

  • Lara Barbour, Ministry Health Care
  • Deb Blackstone, Family Resource Connection
  • Michael Boyd, Boyd Financial Services LLC
  • Jeremy McCone, Coldwell Banker Mulleady Realtors
  • Sara Richie, University of Wisconsin Extension - Oneida County
  • Bryan Seidl, Seidl Law Offices
  • Cheri Wilson, Sokaogon Finance, Inc

 

Our Goal

To help people in the Northwoods save and build financial security. Northwoods Saves vision statement is: "To forever change the way people think about money so they can save and spend with intent, bring stability to their financial present, and hope to their financial future."

What We Do

Northwoods Saves offers free counseling sessions to individuals and families in need of tools to help them become educated about saving.


Contact Us

Northwoods Saves, a service of University of Wisconsin Extension
Katie Pontbriand, Executive Director
3375 Airport Road #10
Airport Terminal – Lower Level
Rhinelander, WI 54501
Phone: (715) 365-2752
Fax: (715) 365-2760
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Kisha Barns’s financial situation was undisciplined, unrestricted, and impulsive before she came into contact with her local America Saves campaign, Charlotte Saves.

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In 2004, Tonya Shelton was facing financial ruin. Barely making more than minimum wage and having lost her home to an unexpected family crisis, Shelton and her family were forced to live in a rundown hotel.

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