Bank offers tips for financial wellness

ANB Bank participates in National Financial Literacy Month and ongoing efforts to assist consumers with budgeting, paying down debt and ultimately achieving their financial goals.

“We are committed to bringing you the financial education you need to reach your financial goals,” said Judy Zezula, senior vice president of marketing with ANB Bank.   

Zezula offered five steps to help people start down the path toward financial wellness:

Make a commitment: Changing your relationship with money isn’t an easy task. It takes hard work and commitment. Visit www.FinancialLiteracyMonth.com and take the pledge to start on the path toward financial security.

Assess your financial situation: A simple quiz can help you understand your current financial position. Knowing where you are today will help you determine the best path toward meeting your financial goals.

Get organized: Getting your financial house organized is a great way to start down the path toward financial wellness.

Set priorities: Understanding the difference between needs and wants helps in setting financial priorities and realistic goals.

Live on a budget: Spending less than you earn is easier said than done, but a solid budget is the most important element of any successful financial plan.

“Changing your financial habits and your relationship with money can be hard work, but the payoff is priceless,” Zezula said. “The important thing to remember while on your journey to financial freedom is to stay flexible. Revisit your financial plan often and make changes as needed.”   

ANB Bank, a part of the Sturm Financial Group headquartered in Denver, operates a total of 36 locations in Colorado, Kansas and Wyoming and has more than $2.3 billion in assets. For more information, visit the Web site at www.ANBbank.com.