October 5th, 2015
As the election campaign heats up on each side of the aisle, student loans have become a central issue. Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton have made proposals for comprehensive legislation that combine debt relief, the expansion of income-based student loan repayment plans, greater subsidies for colleges that cut tuition costs, and lower federal interest rates. Republican candidates have publicly supported some, but not all, of these reforms.
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September 4th, 2015
Consumer debt breaks down into a few different areas. People can borrow to study, buy a home, finance a vehicle, or make everyday purchases. An analysis of Credit Karma data from our member base of more than 40 million consumers reveals the 15 cities in the US where our members have the highest average amounts of consumer debt.
August 28th, 2015
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.
August 27th, 2015
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.
August 26th, 2015
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.