December 28th, 2012
It’s been another big year for the Credit Karma Blog! Just in case you missed them, here are some of our most popular posts from 2012. Enjoy!
November 30th, 2012
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!
December 29th, 2011
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!
October 19th, 2011
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.
August 25th, 2011
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.
August 18th, 2011
If anybody knows how to weather the storms of financial crisis, it’s Amy Gatliff.
When she was young, her family lived on a school bus while her father built the family home. When the home was livable, they moved in. The house lacked indoor plumbing, so the family had to get creative. “When it came time for a bath, we kids would stand on the side porch steps in our underclothes for Mom to wash us down,” Amy describes.
August 11th, 2011
Kelly* thought her family was rich. She saw her parents spending money and assumed it was easy to come by. When she got her first credit card in high school, it seemed as if she had been proven right. That little piece of plastic was like an endless supply of money right at her fingertips. After college graduation, her credit card debt was manageable, but she kept charging without paying her balances in full.
August 4th, 2011
How do you bounce back from a foreclosure and bankruptcy?
That’s what we asked Brandiann Portillo, a 27-year-old stay at home mom. She’s come a long way, and shared her story with Credit Karma.
July 28th, 2011
Elle Kaplan first started thinking about investing money while she was watching “Mary Poppins” as a kid.
In one scene, Julie Andrews, portraying the iconic nanny, sings a lullaby called “Feed the Birds,” about a little old lady asking passersby to feed the pigeons surrounding St. Paul’s cathedral. A bag of birdfeed costs a tuppence. “They should’ve earned interest on the tuppence,” Elle recalls thinking during the scene.
July 21st, 2011
In 2002, Renee Prink and her husband bought a brand new Honda CRV, paid for in full with $24,000 in cash they saved up. The couple plans to do it again this fall, perhaps a Subaru this time.
With two kids-- aged 11 and 17-- to support, how do the Prinks save enough money to buy their cars in cash, keep a rainy day fund and build up their daughter’s college savings?