March 26th, 2013

Credit Q&A Series: Taxes and Your Credit Score

 

Taxes and Your Credit Score

We are back with another Credit Q&A Series post… and one just in time for tax season! As we have mentioned before, our CEO and founder Ken Lin continues to make weekly appearances on the Ed Shultz Radio Talk Show. Ken uses his expertise to help educate Ed’s listeners on the impact credit scores have on consumers’ overall financial health. Today’s question tackles paying the tax man on time.

Listener Question

“Can not paying the IRS affect your credit score? Does the IRS report to the credit bureaus? ”

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March 11th, 2013

Credit Q&A Series: How do credit limit increases affect my score?

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Welcome to another installment of the Credit Q&A Series on the Credit Karma Blog! As we shared with you last time Ken Lin our founder and CEO has been making weekly appearances on the Ed Shultz Talk Radio Show. Ken brings credit and finance knowledge to Ed’s listeners. Lately Ken’s been answering questions from the show’s listeners. Today's question is all about credit limit increases.

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February 25th, 2013

Credit Q&A Series: Credit Score Ranges

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Our very own founder and CEO Ken Lin has been making weekly appearances on The Ed Shultz Radio Show. He brings his knowledge of credit and finances to Ed’s listeners. Recently Ken started answering listeners’ credit questions. We thought we would share those questions and answers here on our blog since we figure many others might have the same questions. Read on!

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October 10th, 2012

Facebook Question: I’ve Never Had a Credit Card – How Do I Build Credit?

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In the spirit of Credit Karma community, we decided to crowdsource the answer to a question asked in the Credit Advice Center this week.

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April 13th, 2012

Credit Q&A with Justine, Credit Advisor

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We asked our Facebook community to share their biggest credit questions. Justine, Credit Karma’s resident Credit Advisor, chose two questions to answer today.

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March 28th, 2012

Credit Q&A with Justine, Credit Advisor

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We asked our Facebook community to share their biggest credit questions. Justine, Credit Karma’s resident Credit Advisor, chose three questions to answer today.

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December 19th, 2011

From Our Facebook Community: How to Deal with Old Debts

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Credit Karma’s Facebook community members always come up with great credit questions. Sometimes they’re so good, we share the answers here on the Credit Karma blog. This time, the question is about debt, something many of us can relate to.

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May 9th, 2011

Credit Karma Q&A: Credit Over-Utilization and Tax Liens

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Last week we hard credit inquiries and accounts in collections, and this week we’re discussing how negative actions with credit over-utilization and tax liens affect your credit score.

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May 2nd, 2011

Credit Karma Q&A: Hard Credit Inquiries and Accounts in Collections

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Several actions can negatively affect your credit score: hard inquiries, accounts in collections, tax liens, bankruptcies, and foreclosures are some of the most common. But how do they really affect your credit? For how long will it affect your credit score?

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April 18th, 2011

Credit Karma Q&A: The Ups and Downs of Credit Scores

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“Why did my credit score go down?” and “How do I improve my credit score?” These are the two most asked questions in the Credit Karma Credit Advice center.

Here are some responses to these two notorious questions, straight from the savvy minds of our very own Credit Karma users.

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