July 5th, 2016

Everything You Thought You Knew About How Millennials Manage Money May Be Wrong

Credit Karma Study Finds 18-34 Year Olds are Looking for Stable, Well-Paying Jobs and Focused on Financial Fitness

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A new survey by Credit Karma finds that contrary to popular opinion, 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. They are also loyal to their jobs as long as their employers pay them fairly. They collectively carry more student debt than any generation before, but that is not stopping them from moving forward with their lives and saving for the future.

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June 24th, 2016

Concern for Environment Cuts Across Credit Score Bands

electionpoll_environment-01 It turns out having clean air and water is something almost everyone can agree is important. A Credit Karma survey in late March, 2016 of a cross section of its more than 60 million members to determine what issues they considered priorities in the presidential election found that regardless of age or credit score the majority ranked the environment as very or extremely important and some segments found it even more important than others. Millennials marked the environment as very or extremely important an average of 9% more that those 65 and older and those with credit scores in the Fair range did the same 6% more of the time than those who had credit scores that fell in the Good or Excellent range.

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June 21st, 2016

Everything You Thought You Knew About Millennials May Be Wrong

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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.

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June 14th, 2016

Survey Shows Concerns with College Debt Fade with Time, Credit Score

With $1.27 trillion in outstanding student debt reported last year by the Federal Reserve, this mounting drag on the economy has become a highly charged issue with as many solutions as there were candidates. A survey of Credit Karma members found that an individual’s credit score can say a lot about what issues matter to them and how that might impact their vote in the presidential election. Education was important to all respondents, but how important seems to correlate with both credit score and age.

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May 9th, 2016

Credit Karma 2016 Election Survey Reveals Top Voter Issues by Credit Score

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Note to presidential candidates. Forget about hand size and wife bashing. The majority of potential voters want to know what you are going to do about Social Security, healthcare and taxes. With the election too close to call in a recent Credit Karma survey, respondents – including more than one in five undecided voters – are actually united on the issues they say are their top priorities. Only after those concerns are addressed do the priorities start to diverge with those currently having lower credit scores tending to focus on economic issues like taxes, unemployment and college debt. Meanwhile, those with higher credit scores tended to say they would be more likely to classify foreign relations, defense spending and immigration as very or extremely important.

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May 4th, 2016

Inside Karma: Meet Team Rocket

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Ever wonder what it’s like to be part of one of our scrum teams here at Credit Karma? We’re taking you behind the scenes to meet the Core Services team (nicknamed Team Rocket) and find out more about what they do, what makes their engineering team unique, and why they love working at Credit Karma!

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December 17th, 2015

The 10 Most Expensive Cities For Millennials To Own a Car

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A recent University of Michigan study showed that car ownership was declining in America, but with over 90 percent of households still owning a vehicle, it clearly still plays a major role in most people’s daily lives.

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October 14th, 2015

Credit Karma’s “My Money Story” series continues!

A lot of people are embarrassed to talk about their finances. At Credit Karma we want to change that. In August, we launched a new video series, “My Money Stories,” featuring real people talking about their journeys with finances, credit and debt. We’ve been posting new stories on YouTube across the last two months and wanted to update you on this new content.

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October 12th, 2015

Nerds Behind Credit Karma: Nikos

It’s time for another edition of Nerds Behind Credit Karma. Today, you get to meet Senior Data Scientist, Nikos!

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September 8th, 2015

Nerds Behind Credit Karma: Robert

It’s time for another edition of Nerds Behind Credit Karma. Last month, we introduced you to Annie, one of our delightful Mobile Engineers. Today, you get to meet a Staff Software Engineer: Robert!

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