November 24th, 2014

Facebook Question: Taking a Loan You Didn’t Need

Facebook Question: Taking a Loan You Didn't Need

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Last week, we asked our Facebook followers to help out a Credit Karma member who took a personal loan when he didn’t need it.

“I got an offer for a personal loan and took it. I didn’t need the money – I just thought it’d be great to add to my portfolio. But now I’m scared I’m going to ruin my 719 credit score! It’s a $10k loan with a 15.89% APR. What’s the best way to pay the money back while helping my score? Should I pay it off within the first year? Keep it for 48 months? Go on a spending rampage? HELP!”

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November 14th, 2014

Facebook Question: Protecting Your Identity from Phishing

Facebook Question: Protecting Your Identity from Phishing

We recently asked our Facebook followers to help answer a member's question about how he can prevent identity theft after accidentally giving away his personal information. Here are some of the best responses we got.

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November 7th, 2014

Facebook Question: Going Over Your Credit Limit

Facebook Question: Going Over Your Credit Limit

One of our members made a huge credit card mistake, so we asked our Facebook followers to help out. Here are some of the best responses we got.

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October 31st, 2014

Facebook Question: First Credit Card

Facebook Question: First Credit Card

We recently asked our Facebook followers to help answer a member's question about how he can build credit using his first credit card. Here are some of the best responses we got.

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June 26th, 2013

Facebook Question: Lots of Debt, Low Income

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We tapped our Facebook followers once again to answer this member’s tough question: “My credit score is 549. I have $39,000 in debt but only make $145 per week. What should I do?" Here’s a few of the best responses we got:

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November 30th, 2012

Facebook Question: What’s Your Biggest Financial Triumph Ever?

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Inspired by Ben's great guest post about his best and worst financial decisions ever, we tapped our Facebook followers once again to answer this question: “What's Your Biggest Financial Triumph Ever?" Here’s what you had to say!

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September 19th, 2012

5 Facebook Privacy Tips to Prevent a Burglary or Fraud

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Facebook connects more than 800 million people across the globe. But the world’s largest social network can sometimes leave users wondering if their connections are putting their security at risk. There are strategies you can take to limit your vulnerabilities to a burglary or theft. By using sound judgment and enabling Facebook’s advanced security layers, you can better protect your privacy and limit what others see and know about you—particularly those unsavory types. Follow these five tips to stay safe on Facebook and other social media sites:

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February 11th, 2012

Facebook Question: What’s your best tip for a frugal Valentine’s Day?

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Hello, lovahs. Are you ready for Valentine's Day? I thought not. Well, you're in luck, because our Facebook community has shared some of its favorite ways to spend Valentine's Day, the frugal way.

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January 13th, 2012

Facebook Question: What are your 2012 credit goals?

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You don't have to make a New Year's resolution to get on the right track to good credit health. Any time is a good time to start focusing on your credit. We asked our Facebook community to answer the following question: What are your 2012 credit goals? Here are a few of our favorite answers. Can you spot the trending goals?

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November 16th, 2011

Lessons from Novels and Mustaches: How to Tackle Any Financial Challenge this November

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November is a month of challenges. You can grow a mustache, write a novel, eat six servings of pie, and land a great Black Friday deal on nutmeg like you wouldn’t believe.

I made the admirably foolish goal to write a 50,000 word novel in November as part of NaNoWriMo. My Credit Karma cohorts Bethy and Justine decided to try and summit this literary Everest as well. As you might expect with anything stupidly difficult, we were met with some obstacles. But the lessons we learned apply just as well to any financial challenges you might be undertaking. Whether you’re saving money for the holidays or finally sticking to a budget, these tips can give you an extra boost while trying to meet your financial challenges. Keep reading and benefit from our folly.

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