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Over One Million Americans Sign Up for Credit Karma Tax in First 15 Days

By Bethy Hardeman  January 12, 2017 Paying a company to file your taxes is like paying someone to take your money. It doesn’t seem right. Some companies promote free tax filing only to charge you for upgrades or extras. We built Credit Karma Tax because we believe filing taxes should be free, for everyone, for real. Looks like […]

Credit Karma Could Hire Up to 100 People in New Charlotte Office

December 14, 2016 I am proud to announce that Credit Karma is expanding to North Carolina. The new East Coast branch of the personal finance company will leverage the Charlotte area’s vibrant atmosphere to attract top talent from all over the region to support a new always-free online tax preparation service, Credit Karma Tax™. We […]

Introducing Credit Karma’s New Mission-Inspired Brand

This week, Credit Karma announced that in addition to the free credit scores, reports and tools, we will also be helping people file their taxes for free. Credit Karma TaxTM is an exciting new resource. As part of the evolution of our brand, we’ve also announced a new logo, look and feel for the site. As […]

Clear Language Establishes Trust, Minimizes Anxiety

October 6, 2016 How financial concepts are presented can have a big impact on how people feel about their bank statement. As part of the Karma of Money Collaborative research project, in August, Credit Karma worked with Qualtrics to survey over 1,000 people about their reactions to two descriptions of adjustable rate rules, one technical […]

How Do Credit Card Companies Decide Who to Send Junk Mail?

September 26, 2016 When it comes to sending credit card promotions in the mail, credit scores are only one data point among many used by card issuers to target mailboxes for their avalanche of offers. A September 2015 report, “Information, Contract Design, and Unsecured Credit Supply: Evidence from Credit Card Mailings,” by researchers at the […]

How are Debtors Managing Student Loans?

August 23, 2016 A new survey of over 1,000 student loan holders by Credit Karma working with Qualtrics finds that the majority are carrying $10,000 to $50,000 for their educational experience and many of them are using payments above the minimum, refinancing, consolidation or federal repayment programs to manage the burden. The majority of people […]

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

June 14, 2016 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 have been presidential candidates. Credit Karma surveyed over 1,000 of its more than 50 million members, asking them to rate […]

What Millennials with the Highest Credit Scores Have in Common

June 9, 2016 Recent college graduates have probably read enough articles about how to improve their credit scores and live happier lives to write a dissertation. Those guidelines are important and we can’t stress enough how essential it is to monitor your credit score, pay bills on time and maintain low balances in order to […]

Credit Karma Named Tech and Innovation Award Winner by the San Francisco Business Times

San Francisco-based personal finance company Credit Karma was recognized in the Best Financial Technology Company category at an awards gala on May 24, 2016 by The San Francisco Business Times in its annual Tech and Innovation Awards. The Business Times received more than 300 nominations across the 11 categories for the prestigious award. Winners were […]