July 9th, 2014

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

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Recently, we introduced you to Tommy, who paid off his student debt years ahead of schedule. We’re back this week to share the story of another Credit Karma community member, Leah, who managed to take her credit score from tragedy to triumph.

Leah’s Story

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.

While she checked her credit reports yearly and saw no red flags, Leah didn’t know her actual score before applying for the mortgage. While still above average, her score would lead them to pay tens of thousands of extra dollars over the life of the loan – way out of line with the couple’s frugal lifestyle. They made the decision to proceed with the loan in her husband’s name only. Leah was heartbroken: “I’ve got to get on top of this,” she remembers thinking.

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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 blog@creditkarma.com 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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March 8th, 2014

Infographic: Get to Know the Credit Karma Team!

Hey everyone! For this week’s infographic, we're giving you an inside look at the Credit Karma team's list of favorite ice cream flavors, favorite site features, spending preferences, and more. Check it out!

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January 29th, 2014

Infographic: Store Credit Card Trends

Hey everyone! Continuing with our infographic series, Credit Karma teamed up with Harris Interactive again and learned that 45% of those who opened a store credit card in the past couple of years didn't consider the impact on their credit and finances! See the result of the data below:

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January 17th, 2014

Credit Karma Tips & Resolutions 2014 — Part 5

Credit Karma Tips & Resolutions 2014

Stan actually requested to expand on his tip, so here’s more information in his own words. And be sure to check out some of our other blog posts on this subject!

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January 16th, 2014

Credit Karma Tips & Resolutions 2014 — Part 4

Credit Karma Tips & Resolutions 2014

You may be tempted to dismiss Andrew’s tip, since a product manager promoting his own product seems pretty… well, predicable. But hear us out! Credit Karma’s My Spending tool is an amazing way to organize and track your finances. Here are a few ways it can help you this year:

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January 15th, 2014

Credit Karma Tips & Resolutions 2014 — Part 3

Credit Karma Tips & Resolutions 2014

We love Aathavan’s tip, which he actually got from his mother when he was a kid. On our Facebook page, we try to put up an inspiring/clever money quote each Monday. It should come as no surprise that many famous quotes encouraging saving and exercising self-control, as the lack of restraint typically leads to debt.

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January 14th, 2014

Credit Karma Tips & Resolutions 2014 — Part 2

Credit Karma Tips & Resolutions 2014

Sadly, student loans are a harsh reality for many Americans, with nearly 12 million borrowing money to help pay for school each year. Even some people over the age of 60 are still making monthly student loan debt payments, showing that student loan payments can last a lifetime. Kayleigh is smart to want to pay those off… if her situation meets certain conditions:

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