Welcome to 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? Enroll in Northwood Saves today, and start making your dreams a reality.

Be a Northwoods Saver!

About Us

Northwoods Saves was launched in May of 2002, the first rural model of America Saves, the national program... Oneida County is our fiscal administrator.

Who We Are

Northwoods Saves is a non-profit with no agenda except to get people to plan their financial future. Northwoods Saves operates under the auspices of the Oneida County UW Extension serving residents and businesses of the Northwoods.

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

Katie Pontbriand
Executive Director

Northwoods Saves, a service of University of Wisconsin Extension

3375 Airport Road #10
Airport Terminal – Lower Level
Rhinelander, WI 54501
Phone: (715) 365-2752
Fax: (715) 365-2760


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

Benefits to Enrolling

  • A resource list of banks and credit unions offering no-fee, no minimum savings accounts or minimum balance savings accounts to Northwoods Savers.
  • Confidential assistance from debt counselors or housing counselors.
  • Quarterly America Saves newsletter
  • Membership in a network of individuals who are interested in building wealth and reducing debt.

Follow Us

Take 8

Just 8 minutes a week!

Two ways to keep learning how to put your money to work for You!

    1.   Listen for ways to save on Coyote 93.7 FM broadcasting Wednesdays at 9:15am.

    2.   Check our facebook page for money-saving tips.


America Saves is a campaign coordinated by the nonprofit Consumer Federation of America (CFA)
and is dedicated to helping individuals save money, reduce debt, and build wealth. CFA thanks Capital One
for its generous in-kind contribution of design expertise for this website.