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How Much Do Americans Really Know About Credit?

Credit Karma invited more than 1,000 of our more than 60 million members to take a quiz designed by our own Chief Consumer Advocate, Bethy Hardeman, to see how many understood how credit works. Some financial concepts are better understood than others, we discovered.

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Why Haven't Mobile Payments Taken Off (Yet)?

We’re approaching a decade since Apple launched the first iPhone in 2007, a massive leap in the evolution of smartphones that led to handheld, internet-connected computers ending up in the pockets of the vast majority of mobile phone users in America. So what is standing in the way of throwing away our wallets in favor of mobile payments?

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Child Identity Protection for Every Age

​Your little bundle of joy could start life off deeply in debt and you might not even know it. Here is how to protect the financial identities of the ones you love at every age.

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Clear Language Establishes Trust, Minimizes Anxiety

How financial concepts are presented can have a big impact on how people feel about their bank statement. A newCredit Karma survey shows that the closer fine print is to language people use to talk to their friends, the more likely they are to find it not just helpful, but trustworthy.

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​How Do Credit Card Companies Decide Who to Send Junk Mail?

When it comes to sending credit card promotions in the mail, credit scores are only one data point among many used by card issuers to target mailboxes for their avalanche of offers. You might be surprised when you find out why you have so many limited time offers in your mailbox.

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