August 28th, 2015

15 US Cities With The Highest Amount of Student Loans

College students

It’s hard to afford college without student loans. According to the Institute for College Access & Success, 69 percent of graduates from public and nonprofit colleges had student loan debt.

Credit Karma data from our member base of over 40 million consumers shows the 15 cities where the highest percentage of members had student loans.

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August 27th, 2015

Weddings, Marriage and Money: Credit Karma Survey Findings

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In July 2015, along with research company Qualtrics, Credit Karma surveyed 500 Millennials (ages 18-34) and 500 Baby Boomers (ages 50-65) in America to compare their beliefs and behaviors toward getting married and building a future.

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August 26th, 2015

4 Myths About Credit Cards That Should Be Retired

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Until recently, it could be expensive and confusing for the average consumer to access their credit scores and reports. A side effect of this was a proliferation of rumors about the best way to manage credit. Like any good urban legend, it’s hard to know exactly where these got started. Since Credit Karma launched in 2008 we’ve heard a lot of them and have done our best to put them to rest.

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August 21st, 2015

15 US Cities With The Highest Average Credit Card Limits

Looking at Credit Karma data around national credit limits, from our more than 40 million members, we’ve found two commonalities: people with the highest credit limits tend to live in cities with both higher than average incomes and retail sales.

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August 19th, 2015

Introducing the “My Money Story” series

A lot of people are embarrassed to talk about their finances. At Credit Karma we want to change that. That’s why this week we’ve launched a new video series, which will run through the next few months, featuring real people talking about their journeys with finances, credit and debt.

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August 14th, 2015

15 US Cities With the Highest Amount of Mortgages

Want to own a home? You may want to ditch the big city. We consulted our data to find the US cities where the highest percentage of Credit Karma members had mortgages, and small cities dominated. Of the top 15 cities, none had more than 250,000 residents, and all but three had less than 200,000.

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August 12th, 2015

The future of Credit Karma

It’s been a hugely exciting time at Credit Karma the last couple of months. As you might have read in the news, we closed a $175 million Series D financing round at the end of June, to help us drive major new additions to our product that we think will make Credit Karma an even more efficient and effective tool.

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August 10th, 2015

Nerds Behind Credit Karma: Annie

It’s time for another edition of Nerds Behind Credit Karma. Last month, we introduced you to Danni, one of our awesome Front End Engineers. Today, you get to meet an iOS Mobile Engineer: Anniei!

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August 7th, 2015

About that Facebook patent…

Much attention was given this week to a recently granted Facebook patent that may open the door for the social network to create an alternative credit score system based on your social graph. Why this may not be the best idea.

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August 6th, 2015

15 US Cities With the Lowest Average Mortgage

Where the US cities with the highest average mortgages were all out west, the 15 cities where Credit Karma members had the lowest average mortgage according to our data* spread all over the country: the Midwest, South and Northeast.

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