September 20th, 2014

The Credit Scoreboard: Week 3

Another week of The Credit Scoreboard! We went 1-1 last week, which is progress. We’re up to 1-3 overall on the season, and we’re ready to take a couple more shots.

NFL Week 3

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September 18th, 2014

Apple Unveils New Mobile Payment System

Apple Unveils New Mobile Payment System

Apple Pay will allow iPhone users to pay entirely with their cell phone. Apple suggests that Apple Pay will let customers make more efficient and secure purchases.

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September 16th, 2014

Credit Card Delinquencies Hit Lowest Level in Seven Years

Credit Card Delinquencies Hit Lowest Level in Seven Years

More good news about credit card delinquency rates has arrived. The latest TransUnion Industry Insights Report found that the rate of credit card payments that were 90 days overdue or more dropped nearly 9 percent in the last year, from 1.27 percent to 1.16 percent of total payments.

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September 13th, 2014

The Credit Scoreboard: Week 2

NFL Week 2

In Week 1, we went 0-2. Life is all about perseverance. We’re back again to predict more pro football games, using only the credit scores of each participating city.

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September 12th, 2014

Consumer Confidence Is on the Rise in the U.S.

Consumer Confidence is Rising

According to the Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index, consumer confidence improved for the fourth straight month in August. The new confidence total is the highest the monthly index has found since October 2007, indicating a growth in positive financial sentiment across the United States.

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September 9th, 2014

Raising a Child Now Costs $245,000

Raising a Child Now Costs $245,000

It’s no surprise that raising a kid is expensive, but just how expensive is it? According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, raising a child born in 2013 until they turn 18 will cost about $245,000 on average. The good news is that this is only a 1.8 percent increase from 2012, which makes it the smallest increase since 2009.

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September 8th, 2014

Nerds Behind Credit Karma: Katrina

Hi everyone! It’s time for another edition of Nerds Behind Credit Karma. Last month, we introduced you to Sean, one of our many great Data Analysts. Today, you get to meet Katrina, our superstar Human Resources Coordinator.

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September 7th, 2014

The Credit Scoreboard: Week 1

NFL Week One

This season, we think we've stumbled on the perfect model for pro football picks. Check out our Week 1 selections and come back next week to see how we did.

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September 4th, 2014

Federal Reserve Shows New Auto Loans at an Eight-Year High

Federal Reserve Shows New Auto Loans at an Eight-Year High

According to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Americans added $101 billion dollars in new auto loans in Q2, the biggest quarter of new growth in almost eight years.

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September 3rd, 2014

Auto Loan Provider Accused of Giving Incorrect Information to Credit Bureaus

Auto Loan Provider Accused of Giving Incorrect Information to Credit Bureaus

The CFPB recently reached a settlement with First Investors, an auto lender, which will pay a $2.75 million fine for illegal credit reporting practices. According to the CFPB, First Investors violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act by knowingly providing incorrect information about their borrowers to credit bureaus.

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