Will Your Score Soar with Credit Report Changes?

Hundreds of thousands of consumers are about to catch a break on credit scores, possibly adding enough points to qualify for credit cards or loans that had been just out of reach. That’s because what goes on credit reports is changing — and your credit scores are assembled from what’s on your credit reports. Here’s what’s changing…

By The Numbers: July 4th Holiday

  The National Retail Federation has been conducting its annual Independence Day survey since 2003 to see how Americans will celebrate the July 4th holiday. This year Americans are expected to spend $7.1 billion on food for cookouts and picnics as they celebrate the Fourth of July this year, up from $6.8 billion in 2016, according…

Are You Afraid to Look at Your Finances?

At Sunmark, educating and helping our members with their individual financial situations is very important to us. We pride ourselves in being able to help our members. LEARN MORE HERE   Credit counselor Linda Humburg understands why many of her debt-burdened clients don’t want to open their mail. What bothers her, though, is the sheer…

11 FACTS ABOUT FATHER’S DAY

  Father’s Day is celebrated the third Sunday in June in over 50 countries around the world. The first Father’s Day celebration was said to be on June 19, 1910 in Spokane, Washington. A woman named Sonora Smart Dodd spearheaded the efforts for fathers to be recognized after hearing a Mother’s Day sermon at her…

TOP PLACES FOR MOBILE PHONE THEFT

Where is your mobile phone? Did you lose it or was it stolen? The chances are good someone took it, according to Consumer Reports. But the real problem isn’t losing the physical device. That can be replaced. The problem is losing all the data in the phone — from contacts to photos to videos to…

HEALTH MISTAKES YOU MAKE EVERY DAY

Your day is fraught with peril from the cell phone that falls while you are driving to other general distractions. Those risks you know. How about these: You brush your teeth just after breakfast Brushing after eating acidic foods especially fruit and juice can weakened enamel, says Mark Wolff, D.D.S., Ph.D., of NYU College of…