December 4th, 2014
The new year is right around the corner! Will you be setting any financial goals for 2015? Maybe you’re starting to consider the purchase of a new home or vehicle. If so, you know your credit score is important. But how do you improve it? It seems like a daunting task, but you can do it! In this tweetchat, we hope you can share how you’ve improved your credit or what strategies you’ve heard about. We’ll be providing a few tips, too!
If you can’t make the #CKchat but have improved your credit health before, let us know how in the comments!
November 5th, 2014
We know that holiday shopping can be stressful, which is why we wanted to discuss some stress-free holiday shopping tips! If you missed this week's #CKchat, read our recap here!
November 4th, 2014
What month comes between September and November? Well, around Credit Karma, we call it Creditober - a month dedicated to credit before the start of the holiday season, when people tend to spend more. Creditober is sadly over now, but we've got a wrap-up of all the things that happened!
October 3rd, 2014
Join our Tweetchat on Tuesday, October 7th at 2PM PST. This week we'll be discussing how your credit score affects the car-buying process.
October 1st, 2014
Credit Karma will be celebrating #Creditober all month long! Follow our blog and social media accounts for all things credit.
September 26th, 2014
Join our Tweetchat on Tuesday, September 30 at 2PM PST. This week's topic: how to save money in college. Come ready to chat, and get a chance to win a prize! Follow us on Twitter and use #CKchat to participate.
September 9th, 2014
It’s no surprise that raising a kid is expensive, but just how expensive is it? According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, raising a child born in 2013 until they turn 18 will cost about $245,000 on average. The good news is that this is only a 1.8 percent increase from 2012, which makes it the smallest increase since 2009.
August 29th, 2014
Just because the Simpsons aren’t perfect though doesn’t mean we can’t learn from them. Beyond being one of the most beloved and long-lasting shows in the history of television, “The Simpsons” has plenty to teach its viewers about financial responsibility. Read on for a few key moments that taught me about personal finances.
August 25th, 2014
According to a recent Gallup poll, students with $50,000 or more in student debt fall short of those with no debt in three key areas of well-being: financial security, physical health and sense of purpose. The study surveyed more than 11,000 people who graduated from college between 1990 and 2014 to ask whether they felt they had purpose to their lives, supportive relationships, financial security, a sense of community and physical health.
August 22nd, 2014
The U.S. Department of Education recently proposed changes to the PLUS loan program that would relax credit standards for potential borrowers.