October 9th, 2014
With hundreds of different credit cards available to you at this very moment, how do you choose which one is right for you? What do you look for in a credit card?
If you’re currently in the market for a new card or simply want to share your experience, please join us on Tuesday, October 14 at 2pm PST for a lively discussion about this increasingly-complicated but ever-important topic!
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.
August 21st, 2014
A collection of financial tips and advice from our readers.
July 9th, 2014
Leah’s credit awakening happened at a critical time – while she and her husband were obtaining the mortgage for their first home, a cozy bungalow in Atlanta. Although Leah thought she had a great relationship with credit, she was alarmed to find that she actually didn’t have a score that would qualify her and her new husband for the best possible mortgage rates.
September 30th, 2013
Being your own boss has some great benefits, with one of the main ones being the freedom and flexibility to do with your time as you please. However, with that freedom comes a big obstacle -- it’s difficult to build credit. This is something I discovered after I quit my job in May 2013 and had to rely on my own income for stability, paying the bills and of course, building credit. Thankfully, you can still build credit as a self-employed freelancer by using these five unconventional strategies.
September 9th, 2013
Having a poor credit score can sometimes feel like being trapped in quicksand-- the harder you try to escape, the further high interest rates and punitive charges pull you back down. But everyone needs access to credit and if you do need funding, there are always alternatives. The terms may not be pretty or available to everyone, but below are some options that may improve your credit health, or help fund you until you can.
August 17th, 2013
Ready for another infographic? This week we thought we'd share more financial facts-- like we did in our debunking credit myths infographic. Here are some helpful tips to keep college students financially savvy.
August 5th, 2013
Even if credit is a subject discussed in high school, it’s most effectively taught by hands-on experience when there’s no fear of doing permanent damage. A wise parent will take the initiative to teach their children about the value of money and the importance of credit while they’re still young. The goal is to express to children how valuable credit is to their future and to help them start building strong financial skills prior to leaving for college.
July 21st, 2013
We are back with our infographic series! This week, we thought we’d do something a little different, so instead of crunching numbers we are debunking some common credit score myths. Scroll down and see how well you understand what’s impacting your score.