May 24th, 2013
10 Shockingly Stupid “Money-Saving” Moments from TLC’s Extreme Cheapskates “If you thought being cheap means always leaving a small tip or stealing packets of ketchup, you aren’t familiar with the extremely cheap.” PT Money
Smarter Travel Planning This Summer “It’s time to plan some summer fun, and yesterday’s ‘Smarter Travel’ Tweetchat with Ally Bank featured some great tips… Here are some ideas to cut your costs:” Ask Liz Weston
Does Online Shopping Change Our Spending Choices? “Buy it now. Pay now. NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW. Sometimes, I feel like the internet is screaming at me like a particularly insistent 2-year-old. And like most insistent 2-year-olds, sometimes, it feels like the easiest thing to do is to give in to the screaming beast… even if it doesn’t have the best result in the long run. Yep, I’m talking about online shopping.” Man vs. Debt
10 Travel Hacks to Save Money and Avoid Inconveniences “Here’s a mixed bag of travel tips I’ve learned to save money as well as avoid inconveniences along the way.” One Money Design
Money Making Mistakes You Should Avoid “Money making ideas are delicate and there is little room for miscalculations. One of the most common place mistakes in personal finance is budgeting for the short term. Research trends indicate that making an annual budget is a wise decision over a monthly one. One of the aspects behind this trend is that annual budgets leave more room for unexpected expenses.” Grad Money Matters
When to Pull Out of the Market “…If you consider yourself a smart investor (doesn’t everyone?), the problem becomes discerning whether we’re making smart choices, or if we’ve somehow become part of the herd. These days (early 2013), since the market has been bullish for quite a few years, most of us are facing the same decision: is it time to pull out?” Fiscal Fizzle
10 Frugal Things To Do When You are Bankrupt “When you are broke, you have to make hard choices. Here are 10 things to do to save money and leave a frugal life:” Debt Kid
May 23rd, 2013
Here at Credit Karma we enjoy analyzing data every month. This allows us to get the pulse of how Americans are doing when it comes to their current debt and credit. Last month we took a look at which U.S. cities have the lowest mortgage debt. This month we decided to look at cities with the lowest average credit score. * Is your city on this list?
May 20th, 2013
If you want to maintain a healthy credit history, stay away from payday loans. A recent Consumer Financial Protection Bureau report shed light on how damaging these pay-advance options can be. Check out the study yourself to get the full picture. You’ll likely notice how the fees can quickly add up since the fee is calculated as a fixed dollar amount per $100 borrowed.
May 18th, 2013
It is time for another Credit Karma infographic. This week we take a look into how credit scores and debt differ across generations. Scroll down to see how you match up to your peers and family members.
May 17th, 2013
May 17th, 2013
5 Tips to Lower the Cost of Sending Your Child to Preschool "Instead of raiding your child’s college savings account, consider the various options to cut the costs of preschool while still ensuring that your child gains all the wonderful benefits." Money Under 30
May 15th, 2013
Financing home improvement projects doesn't have to be complicated. If you follow some simple steps to determine what type of program best fits your needs, you’ll be well on your way to getting your loan approved and getting your project started.
May 13th, 2013
We thought it was time to have some fun with our infographic series with a little healty competition. This week Credit Karma is comparing Android and iOS users to see who has the higher credit score. Scroll down to see who won the battle.
May 10th, 2013
Funny Money: The Finer Points of Getting Rid of Your Junk for Profit "Since you read awesome personal finance blogs like this one, surely you’re aware of the mystical powers of compound interest. But did you realize that the same principles apply to stuffed animals and squeeze bottles?" Money Under 30
May 9th, 2013
Hey there! It's that exciting time of the month where we get to meet another awesome member of the Credit Karma team! Last month, we introduced you to Juan, one of our amazing operations engineers. Today, meet Igor! Igor moved from Berlin to the United States 8 years ago "because [he] wanted some excitement in [his] life". And we're super glad that he found the US exciting enough to want to stay... he's a great addition to the team! Want to learn more about Igor? Read on!