September 27th, 2014

The Credit Scoreboard: Week 4

Welcome back to The Credit Scoreboard! Don’t look now, but the model might be catching on. We went 1-1 again last week, bringing our season total to 2-4.

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September 26th, 2014

Credit Karma Tweetchat: September 30!

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Join our Tweetchat on Tuesday, September 30 at 2PM PST. This week's topic: how to save money in college. Come ready to chat, and get a chance to win a prize! Follow us on Twitter and use #CKchat to participate.

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September 26th, 2014

Marriott Reminds Travelers to Tip Housekeeping

Marriott Reminds Travelers to Tip Housekeeping

Marriott recently announced a partnership with A Woman’s Nation, a non-profit organization founded by Maria Shriver, to place tipping envelopes in 160,000 hotel rooms at Marriott hotels across the U.S. and Canada. The American Hotel & Lodging Association, a trade group, recommends that attendants be tipped $1 to $5 per night on a daily basis.

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September 25th, 2014

Rep. Maxine Waters Proposes Reforms to the Credit Reporting System

Rep. Maxine Waters Proposes Reforms to the Credit Reporting System

According to a high-ranking House Democrat, the current credit reporting system needs some updating. We explore the significant changes in her proposal.

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September 22nd, 2014

Introducing: Weekly Credit Karma Tweetchats!

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Join our Tweetchat on Tuesday, September 23 at 2PM PST. This week's topic:credit scores. Come ready to chat, and get a chance to win a prize! Follow us on Twitter and use #CKchat to participate.

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September 20th, 2014

The Credit Scoreboard: Week 3

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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.

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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

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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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