The 3 Reports You Haven’t Frozen Yet

Sometimes feel you’re being watched? These days, no one will call you paranoid. Last year’s Equifax breach highlighted the depth of Americans’ data held by the major credit bureaus. And Equifax, Experian and TransUnion are only three of dozens of consumer reporting agencies, companies that collect and sell your information. The Big Three gather and report…

These 5 Gas-Saving ‘Tips’ Don’t Work

  When gas prices spike, drivers love to swap gas-saving tips. The crazier the tip, the faster it seems to spread. The problem is, some such “tips” are more urban legend than fact. Others might have been true back in the day, but improved automotive technology has erased any real benefit. Keep in mind that,…

Quick — Can You Come Up With $400?

  Click and learn how to save with Sunmark Life is expensive: Find yourself in need of an ambulance, tow truck or mechanic, and a hefty bill will likely follow. And many people just can’t pay. Forty-four percent of adults say they either couldn’t pay an emergency expense of $400 or would have to sell something…

To Hang On to More Cash, Let Go of These in 2018

  We’ve all heard that defunding your coffee habit can help save money, but there are less obvious things you can remove from your budget, too. Reach your money goals faster by skipping these things in 2018: Delivery apps Think twice before downloading meal delivery apps and loading them with your credit card information, says Paul…

REASONS BASKETBALL IS GOOD FOR YOU

The 2018 Sunmark Shootout tips off at the Cool Insurance Arena Saturday, February 3. Four Section II leagues will be represented in the six games, with teams ranging from Class AA, A and B. Tickets are available now for only $6. However you shouldn’t just watch basketball, you should play basketball! From pick-up games to the…

What to Buy Every Month of the Year in 2018

    In 2018, you may resolve to save more, spend less or budget better. Whatever your money goal, the one common key to your success is shopping smart. That means knowing the best time to buy just about anything. To help you out, we’ve created a purchase calendar so you can plan your shopping for the year. January…

OOPS-PROOF YOUR BUDGET

Correct four common slip-ups that can sink your best budget intentions: Not knowing your pay frequency Are your paid bimonthly or every two weeks? Bimonthly means 24 paychecks per year not 26 and that can throw off your annual calculations. Assuming last month was a fluke When you’re looking at the past to build a…