July 5th, 2016
Credit Karma Study Finds 18-34 Year Olds are Looking for Stable, Well-Paying Jobs and Focused on Financial Fitness
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 9th, 2016
Despite the libraries of articles about how college graduates can improve their credit scores and live happier lives, the real mix of type and amount of credit and credit usage that results in the highest credit scores is still a mystery to many millennials. 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 millennials in our membership of more than 50 million people to try to determine what mix resulted in higher credit scores.
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December 3rd, 2015
There’s a prevailing cliche that exists about Millennials: they’re prone to living beyond their means, credit-illiterate and slightly irresponsible, enjoying the spend-now, consequences-later era of their early youth.
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.
August 19th, 2015
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.
December 12th, 2014
We recently asked our Facebook followers to help answer a member's question about whether she should take an authorized user off her credit card account.
December 5th, 2014
We recently asked our Facebook followers to help answer a member's question about whether he should keep or close a credit card with a high interest rate.
November 13th, 2014
Join our Tweetchat on Tuesday, November 18 at 2PM PST. We'll be talking about how to strategically maximize the credit card rewards you earn.
November 4th, 2014
What month comes between September and November? Well, around Credit Karma, we call it Creditober - a month dedicated to credit before the start of the holiday season, when people tend to spend more. Creditober is sadly over now, but we've got a wrap-up of all the things that happened!
October 23rd, 2014
A new startup based in Boulder, Colorado wants to make credit cards more secure. Final plans to issue physical credit cards that allow you to assign a unique credit card number to every merchant, or a disposable one-time use number for random purchases.