How To Read Your Credit Reports

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. You probably know that it’s important to review your credit report once each year.  This will help prevent errors that could lead to a lower credit score (and…

Myths About Saving Money

A penny saved is a penny earned, but sometimes it’s just not worth it. Because saving money — that is, a lot of it — takes discipline and sacrifice, it’s tempting to do it the easy way. Beware of that approach to frugality, since sometimes a penny saved is a dollar lost. From hoarder to…

Equifax Data Breach- What You Need To Know

If you have a credit report there’s a good chance that you’re one of the 143 million American consumers whose sensitive personal information was exposed in a data breach at Equifax one of the nation’s three major credit reporting agencies. Here are the facts according to Equifax. The breach lasted from mid-May through July. The…

Labor Day Spending Survey

How will most Americans spend their money this weekend? Keep reading: Labor Day Spending Survey: 57% of Americans plan to make Labor Day-related purchases. The average Labor Day weekend shopper is expected to spend $58. Clothes (43%), school supplies (22%) and electronics (12%) are the most popular items on people’s Labor Day shopping lists. 26%…

10 Labor Day Facts

At 160 million strong, today’s labor force has grown dramatically since the 1800s. Women, in particular, have contributed to the boost: In 1950, they made up just 30% of the workforce, but now women account for nearly half of all American workers. And the impact of small businesses can’t be denied. America’s 28 million small…

5 Things Your Credit Reports Won’t Reveal

You probably know that it’s important to review your credit report once each year. This will help prevent errors that could lead to a lower credit score (and higher rates on loans), and can even protect you against identity theft. While some sites offer this service for free, Sunmark goes one step further!  Sunmark not…