October 2nd, 2014

United States Leads the Developed World in Low-Paying Jobs

United States Leads the Developed World in Low-Paying Jobs

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has released their newest Economic Outlook Report, which contains some interesting findings for the United States. Chief amongst those, as highlighted in a recent research note by Morgan Stanley, is the fact that the United States leads the developed world in low-paying jobs. Over 25 percent of American jobs are classified as “low-paying” by the OECD.

The OECD is a group made up of 34 relatively wealthy countries, mainly centered in Europe and North America. Their recently released annual report defines “low-paying” jobs as ones that pay less than two-thirds of a nation’s median income. Under their definition, then, a low-paying American job would offer earnings of less than $23,390.

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October 1st, 2014

Join Us For Creditober!

Join Us For Creditober

Credit Karma will be celebrating #Creditober all month long! Follow our blog and social media accounts for all things credit.

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September 30th, 2014

Millions of Americans Are Having Their Wages Garnished to Pay Consumer Debts

Millions of Americans Are Having Their Wages Garnished to Pay Consumer Debts

According to a new report, 4 million American workers, about 3 percent of all employees, had wages garnished due to consumer debts in 2013.

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September 27th, 2014

The Credit Scoreboard: Week 4

NFL Week 4

Welcome back to The Credit Scoreboard! Don’t look now, but the model might be catching on. We went 1-1 again last week, bringing our season total to 2-4.

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September 26th, 2014

Credit Karma Tweetchat: September 30!

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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.

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September 26th, 2014

Marriott Reminds Travelers to Tip Housekeeping

Marriott Reminds Travelers to Tip Housekeeping

Marriott recently announced a partnership with A Woman’s Nation, a non-profit organization founded by Maria Shriver, to place tipping envelopes in 160,000 hotel rooms at Marriott hotels across the U.S. and Canada. The American Hotel & Lodging Association, a trade group, recommends that attendants be tipped $1 to $5 per night on a daily basis.

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September 25th, 2014

Rep. Maxine Waters Proposes Reforms to the Credit Reporting System

Rep. Maxine Waters Proposes Reforms to the Credit Reporting System

According to a high-ranking House Democrat, the current credit reporting system needs some updating. We explore the significant changes in her proposal.

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September 22nd, 2014

Introducing: Weekly Credit Karma Tweetchats!

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Join our Tweetchat on Tuesday, September 23 at 2PM PST. This week's topic:credit scores. 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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September 20th, 2014

The Credit Scoreboard: Week 3

NFL Week 3

Another week of The Credit Scoreboard! We went 1-1 last week, which is progress. We’re up to 1-3 overall on the season, and we’re ready to take a couple more shots.

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September 18th, 2014

Apple Unveils New Mobile Payment System

Apple Unveils New Mobile Payment System

Apple Pay will allow iPhone users to pay entirely with their cell phone. Apple suggests that Apple Pay will let customers make more efficient and secure purchases.

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