September 8th, 2014

Nerds Behind Credit Karma: Katrina


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.

Katrina says she is both an only child and the youngest of five. Try solving that riddle! She also recently went to Burning Man for the first time—an experience that left her with a little sunburn, outdoor survival skills, and lots of great stories. Welcome back to civilization, Katrina. We’re glad the porta-potties didn’t get you!

The Interview

What’s your title at Credit Karma?
Human Resources Coordinator

Describe in 25 words or less what you do.
Culture curator

How long have you worked at CK?
Since December 2013

What’s your favorite thing about working at CK?
We’re a mission-driven company that helps others. It’s an honor to be behind an amazing product alongside such smart, laid-back and passionate people.

What’s your favorite snack in the CK kitchen?
Veggies with hummus

What is something your coworkers probably don’t know about you?
I’m awkwardly double-jointed.

What was your worst subject in elementary school?
P.E… my hand-eye coordination. Think the Princess Diaries softball moment.

What’s a secret (or not-so-secret) talent you have?
I’m usually the designated cook on group vacations.

If you could pick any superhero power, what would it be and why?
The ability to control time. Think of the possibilities!

What’s your best credit/money tip?
A penny saved is a penny earned.

Want to meet more members of the Credit Karma team?

Meet Ezra, Jonathan, Cathy, Greg, Danielle, Jason, Andrew, Ian, Juan, Igor, Alex, Henry, Hok, Helen, Dan, Keith, Chris, Elaine, Rob, Ishan, Travis, Riley, Chelsea, Musab, Pedro, and Sean!

Interested in joining our team? Check out all of our open positions!

Stay tuned as we continue to reveal the nerds behind Credit Karma!

Until next time!
-Nazhat Salim, Credit Karma Contributor

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August 21st, 2014

What’s the Best Financial Advice You’ve Ever Received?

What's the best financial advice you've ever received?

A collection of financial tips and advice from our readers.

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August 15th, 2014

8/12 Credit Reports Tweetchat Recap!

Tweetchat: The Importance of Checking and Reviewing Your Credit Report (Recap!)

To celebrate our newest feature (full credit reports!), we had an engaging discussion with our Twitter followers about the importance of checking and reviewing your credit report regularly. Here's how it went!

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August 8th, 2014

Contest: Share Your Best Financial Tip for a Chance to Win a CK T-shirt!

Contest: Share Your Best Financial Tip for a Chance to Win a CK T-shirt!

Submit the best financial tip you've ever received, for a chance to win a Credit Karma t-shirt. Winners will be randomly selected.

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August 7th, 2014

Nerds Behind Credit Karma: Sean

Another month has passed, so it's time to introduce you to another member of the Credit Karma team. We'd like you to meet one of our talented analysts, Sean. When he's not busy crunching numbers for CK, Sean enjoys swing dancing and aquatic adventures.

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July 29th, 2014

Spotlight on Success: How Scrutinizing Dan’s Credit Report Paid off

Spotlight on Success: Dan

Credit Karma member Dan found that his credit reports contained errors. Disputing the incorrect information helped him to improve his credit health.

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July 9th, 2014

Spotlight on Success: How Leah Improved Her Credit Score by 100 Points in One Year

Spotlight on Success: Leah

Leah’s credit awakening happened at a critical time – while she and her husband were obtaining the mortgage for their first home, a cozy bungalow in Atlanta. Although Leah thought she had a great relationship with credit, she was alarmed to find that she actually didn’t have a score that would qualify her and her new husband for the best possible mortgage rates.

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June 27th, 2014

Win a Credit Karma T-shirt!

We’re having a caption contest! Check out this comic from one of our recent commercials and reply on Facebook with some fun captions!

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June 26th, 2014

Spotlight on Success: How Tommy Paid off $34,000 of Student Loan Debt Years Ahead of Schedule

Spotlight on Success: Tommy

Here at Credit Karma, we love success stories. We’re inspired when we hear from members who took control of their finances and made major improvements to their credit health. Tommy, an intensive care nurse from Canton, Texas, is a Credit Karma community member who paid off his student loans several years ahead of schedule. Read more to find out how!

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May 19th, 2014

Volunteers Needed: Spotlight on Success

Volunteers Needed: Spotlight on Success

Hey there! Have you made great strides improving your credit? We want to hear from you! This summer, we’ll feature several Credit Karma community members who have worked hard to improve their credit health. If you’d like to be featured, send a brief email to introducing yourself. We’ll choose the best stories to be featured in our new blog series: Spotlight on Success. Thanks in advance!

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