July 29th, 2014

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

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Over the past month, we’ve introduced you to two Credit Karma members, Tommy and Leah, who took control of their credit and improved their financial well-being. Today, we’d like to introduce you to Dan, who realized he was being penalized for someone else’s financial mistakes. Keep reading to find out what he did to improve his financial health.

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July 21st, 2014

Many Americans Have Less Than Three Months in Emergency Funds

Many Americans Have Less Than Three Months in Emergency Funds

Each month, Bankrate’s Financial Security Index attempts to capture the American financial climate. The biggest, and most concerning, takeaway from the June survey is that half of Americans have no more than a few months’ expenses saved away.

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July 11th, 2014

New Study Shows More People Working Through Retirement

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Traditionally, retirement is viewed as a time of leisure, rest and relaxation. After working for 30 or 40 years, retirees expect to take a load off and do things that they enjoy. Now, though, more and more people are choosing to continue working after retirement.

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July 9th, 2014

U.S. Places 4th out of 15 Countries in New Retirement Study

U.S. Places 4th out of 15 Countries in New Retirement Study

It’s no secret that the nature of retirement is changing. In the wake of recent economic turmoil and in the context of concerns about the health of our Social Security system, it wouldn’t be too surprising to find many Americans feeling pessimistic about their retirement plans. The results of a new survey, however, might be cause for some optimism.

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July 9th, 2014

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

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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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July 3rd, 2014

Infographic: Home Mortgage Averages

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In honor of the start of summer, we decided to make the housing market the subject of our latest infographic. Check it out for details on average mortgage sizes and a glimpse at how widely the market can vary based on region.

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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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June 12th, 2014

For Most Americans, the Housing Crisis Isn’t Over

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In the eyes of many economists, the housing and mortgage crisis of the late 2000s is in our national past. According to a recent survey by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, however, a large majority of Americans don’t feel the same.

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June 6th, 2014

Consumers are Prioritizing Mortgages over Credit Cards

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For the first time since the housing crisis, consumers are now more likely to miss payments on their credit cards than their mortgage.

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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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