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

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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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December 30th, 2013

Top Blog Posts of 2013

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We hope you've had a lot of fun and have learned a lot this year on the Credit Karma Blog! Just in case you missed them, here are some of our most popular posts from 2013. Enjoy!

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December 28th, 2012

Top Blog Posts of 2012

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It's been a big year for the Credit Karma Blog! For your reading pleasure, here are some of our most popular posts from 2012. Enjoy!

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November 30th, 2012

Facebook Question: What’s Your Biggest Financial Triumph Ever?

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Inspired by Ben's great guest post about his best and worst financial decisions ever, we tapped our Facebook followers once again to answer this question: “What's Your Biggest Financial Triumph Ever?" Here’s what you had to say!

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December 29th, 2011

Top Blog Posts of 2011

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It's been a big year for the Credit Karma Blog! For your reading pleasure, here are some of our most popular posts from 2011. Enjoy!

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October 19th, 2011

Credit Karma Tweetchat: Wednesday, Oct. 19 – Please RSVP!

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Join our Tweetchat today (Wednesday) 10/19 at 12:00pm Pacific. This week's topic: budgeting for the holidays. 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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August 25th, 2011

Community Karma: Dana Gets Some Credit

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It all started about eight months ago. Dana Turscak was sitting on his friend Seth’s back porch in Greenville, South Carolina. Dana had his eye on another house just across the way. “You know, I wish those people would move out,” he said. “I would buy that house.”

“Well,” Seth said, “That house was just foreclosed on.”

Dana’s heart sank. “My credit is destroyed. There’s no way I could get that house.”

So he forgot that dream and went back to his apartment where he and his wife Destiny lived with their 3-year-old son. Soon, he received a phone call from Seth’s mom that would change their lives.

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