August 13th, 2014

35 Percent of American Adults Have an Account in Collections

35 Percent of American Adults Have an Account in Collections

A recent study by the Urban Institute came back with some sobering findings, including the fact that over one in three American adults have at least one account in collections. In addition to finding who has accounts in collections, the study sought to establish a geographic pattern of where delinquent debts and accounts in collections are most prevalent.

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August 12th, 2014

USA Discounters Accused of Aggressive Debt Collection Tactics Against Service Members

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Virginia-based retailer USA Discounters is under fire. In a report published by ProPublica and the Washington Post, ProPublica alleges that the company uses unfair debt collection tactics against service members. USA Discounters sells merchandise on credit to service members and then sues them in Virginia courts if they fall behind on their payments.

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August 8th, 2014

FICO Announces the New FICO Score 9

FICO Announces the New FICO Score 9

The new FICO Score 9 credit scoring model will treat paid collections accounts and unpaid medical debt differently. Learn more about the changes.

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August 8th, 2014

Subprime Auto Loans on the Rise

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The number of subprime auto loan borrowers has increased by more than 130 percent in five years. Read more about this growing trend and why it’s concerning.

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August 8th, 2014

Contest: Share Your Best Financial Tip for a Chance to Win a CK T-shirt!

Contest: Share Your Best Financial Tip for a Chance to Win a CK T-shirt!

Submit the best financial tip you've ever received, for a chance to win a Credit Karma t-shirt. Winners will be randomly selected.

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August 7th, 2014

Credit Karma Tweetchat: August 12!

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Join our Tweetchat on Tuesday, August 12 at 2pm PST. This week's topic: the importance of checking and reviewing your credit reports. Come ready to chat, and get a chance to win a prize! Follow us on Twitter and use #CKchat to participate.

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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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