When did you start your lending career?
Ann: 25 years ago at a company called Old Stone Credit. From there, I moved to First Union and then to Anchor Bank. I’m proud to say I’ve been in community banking for 18 years and six of those years have been with Merchants.
What is your top tip for someone looking to build a home?
Ann: Do your homework and shop for a good builder, your local Builders Association or a home tour is a good place to start. You also want to make sure you familiarize yourself with the whole construction process…it’s much different from buying a house. It’s important to know before you get too far if building as house is for you.
What’s one thing your mom or dad taught you about money?
Ann: Save. Save. Save. My parents were very conservative people. They taught me to spend my money wisely and keep a log of where my money is going.
If you won the Powerball what’s the first thing you would do?
Ann: I would go see a financial planner and an attorney. After that, I would take vacation. I love to travel.
Besides money, what’s your favorite green thing?
Ann: Trees and plants. We actually inherited a very large garden with our current home. It’s mostly flowers, but I enjoy keeping it up.
Picture your dream house. What’s your favorite room and why?
Ann: Just big, big kitchen. We spend so much time in the kitchen and that seems to attract your audience when you have people over. But, I would also love a three season porch.
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