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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  • 5 Easy Steps to Tackle Your Debt While Saving

    Debt can be a heavy weight on your finances. It can hinder your spending in the short term and cause your savings to fall far behind in the long term. Fortunately, by making a few financially savvy decisions, it’s not impossible to pay off debt while contributing regularly to your savings.

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  • Most Americans Don’t Have Enough Savings

    Do you have enough savings to cover an emergency? If not, you’re among the 71 percent of people that don’t have enough set aside to cover six months’ worth of expenses. Having money set aside for unplanned expenses is essential, but, according to the Bankrate survey released in June, only 29 percent of adults say they have a large savings account.

    Here are three easy ways to jump start your emergency savings fund.

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  • How to Save this Summer

    Hope you're having a wonderful Fourth of July holiday week! With summer comes warm weather and sunny beaches. The turn of the season is also a great chance to give your finances a fresh start. Here are five steps to boost your savings this summer. 

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  • Summer Solstice Financial Checkup

    By FINRA Investor Education Foundation

    We're closing in on the longest day of the year. To celebrate the annual halfway mark, some people wear flowers in their hair and dance in the shadow of Stonehenge. Others run solstice marathons by the light of the midnight sun.

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Developing a Savings "Game Plan"

Eunice Diaz, a teacher in Colorado Springs, had been noticing a pattern. Despite the fact that she and her husband were “making good money,” they were spending their entire earnings and “were still struggling at the end of the month.”

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Learning to Save

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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Jump-Starting a Financial Makeover

Nichelle Johnson, a single mom with two teenage children, knows what it’s like to stretch a dollar. When she moved back to Virginia Beach in 2008, she provided for her family with just a part-time library position.

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