September 26th, 2014
Join us on Tuesday, September 30 at 2pm PST for another Tweetchat! Since the academic year is under way, we’ll be talking about “Tips for saving money in college” and sharing some resources along the way. We’re looking forward to hearing about how you or your children are saving money in college. We’ll also be giving a couple of random participants a special Credit Karma t-shirt, so make sure to follow us on Twitter and use the hashtag #CKchat in each of your responses! See you there!
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.
August 21st, 2014
A collection of financial tips and advice from our readers.
August 1st, 2014
Recent news about the state of the housing market is good, but not great. One big, positive takeaway, though, is the sharp decrease in foreclosures and, correspondingly, in “distressed” housing sales.
July 29th, 2014
Credit Karma member Dan found that his credit reports contained errors. Disputing the incorrect information helped him to improve his credit health.
July 21st, 2014
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.
July 11th, 2014
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.