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Why October FAFSA Deadline Could Help Students Make Smarter Choices about Paying for College

A new change to the process of applying for federal financial aid could lead students to make smarter choices when borrowing for college. Starting this year, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which was previously available for students and their families to fill out in January, is available starting October 1. The shift is significant since it will give students a better sense of the federal student aid they may be eligible for much earlier in the application process.

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Meet the 2016 Interns

This summer, we welcomed our 2016 intern class to help out in a variety of different departments at Credit Karma. Our interns play a vital role in the success of our mission to make financial progress possible for everyone. Our interns bring new insight and a fresh perspective and we value their daily contributions!

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What is Black Market Value of Stolen Credit Card Info?

​Major security breaches have become too common of a story, with retailers and websites hacked with alarming frequency. It has become so common that it can often take a fairly egregious breach – think SONY in 2014, or Target in 2013 – for something to become a high-profile news story. It also comes with a high price tag.

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How are Debters Managing Student Loans?

Majority of those with student debt are carrying $10,000 to $50,000 for their educational experience and many are making extra payments or refinancing to manage the burden.

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Concern for Environment Cuts Across Credit Score

It turns out having clean air and water is something almost everyone can agree is important. The majority in a recent Credit karma survey ranked the environment as very or extremely important and some segments found it even more important than others.

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Everything You Thought You Knew About Millennials May Be Wrong

A new survey by Credit Karma finds that contrary to trending criticisms, young people really are interested in “adulting” in pretty traditional ways. They are getting married and buying homes and cars in large numbers. Urban, suburban and rural 18-34 year-olds are starting families and using credit cards.

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What Millennials with the Highest Credit Scores Have in Common

Credit Karma looked at the average credit card usage, limits, number of cards, inquiries and collections, plus amount of credit card, mortgage, student loan and auto loan debt for the millennials in our membership of more than 50 million people to determine what mix resulted in higher credit scores.

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