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.
September 22nd, 2015
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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 21st, 2015
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.
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.