August 7th, 2014

Credit Karma Tweetchat: August 12!

 

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Hey everyone!

We’re super excited to announce that we’ll be hosting a Tweetchat on Tuesday, August 12 at 2pm PST! We’ll be talking about the importance of checking and reviewing your credit reports, so bring your best tips and stories. We’ll also be giving a couple of random participants a special Credit Karma t-shirt!

To participate, follow us on Twitter and use the hashtag #CKchat in each of your responses. See you there!

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August 7th, 2014

Nerds Behind Credit Karma: Sean

Another month has passed, so it's time to introduce you to another member of the Credit Karma team. We'd like you to meet one of our talented analysts, Sean. When he's not busy crunching numbers for CK, Sean enjoys swing dancing and aquatic adventures.

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August 6th, 2014

States That Raised Minimum Wage See Above Average Job Growth

States That Raised Minimum Wage See Above Average Job Growth

Making news recently is new jobs data from the Labor Department that reflects above average job growth in states that have recently raised their minimum wage. This news has been hailed by wage hike supporters as the first piece of supporting evidence, while others have reacted more skeptically.

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August 4th, 2014

Credit Card Sign-up Bonuses Increase While Overall Value Decreases

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New data shows that sign-up bonuses are on the rise, but rewards aren’t looking as pretty. Find out why this might be happening and what you can do about it.

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August 1st, 2014

Foreclosures Have Fallen Sharply Over the Last Few Years

Foreclosures Have Fallen Sharply Over the Last Few Years

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.

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July 31st, 2014

IKEA Is Raising Its Minimum Wage Based on Cost of Living

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From the city council vote in Seattle to fast food protests across the world, the past few months have seen the rise of a heated debate over the minimum wage. IKEA, the global furniture retailer from Sweden, provided new fodder for the discussion last month when they announced that they will be changing the base wage for all of their United States locations next year.

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July 30th, 2014

Now on Credit Karma: Full Credit Reports!

Now on Credit Karma: Full Credit Reports!

We’re excited to introduce full credit reports to our family of features. Credit Karma members are now eligible to check their TransUnion credit report at any time through their Credit Karma account, and to update their report once a week. The feature will allow unprecedented free access to interested consumers.

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July 29th, 2014

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

Spotlight on Success: Dan

Credit Karma member Dan found that his credit reports contained errors. Disputing the incorrect information helped him to improve his credit health.

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July 28th, 2014

Credit Card Delinquencies Fall in 2014

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According to recent data from the American Bankers Association, Americans are meeting their payments at record pace. In the first quarter of the year, late payments fell to 2.44 percent of all accounts. This is a large decline from the previous quarter’s 2.60 percent and the 15-year average of 3.82 percent.

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July 25th, 2014

State of Illinois Sues Debt Settlement Companies Over Student Loan Practices

State of Illinois Sues Debt Settlement Companies Over Student Loan Practices

Last week, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced that the state would be filing a lawsuit against two debt settlement companies, Broadsword Student Advantage and First American Tax Defense, over their student loan practices.

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