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The 10 Most Expensive Cities For Millennials To Own a Car

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. Millennials are more likely to be interested in things like ridesharing than older generations, but a large number of […]

Credit Karma Recognized with Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award

Yesterday, Credit Karma was recognized as one of the winners of the eighth annual Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards, a list of the Best Places to Work in 2016. This recognition is based on an evaluation by Glassdoor of the feedback our employees have shared on its site about their experiences at Credit Karma in the past […]

The 10 Cities With The Most Responsible Millennial Spenders

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. Only that may not always be the case, as Credit Karma research has found. Average credit card debt for Millennials, viewed as a proportion of their disposable […]

Credit Karma Gives Away Its One-Billionth Free Credit Score

We launched Credit Karma’s product in early 2008 to give consumers free access to their credit information that had until then been difficult or costly to access. It was our hope that we could equip consumers with the information they needed in order to thrive financially. Credit scores were too important to a consumer’s financial […]

Introducing Credit Karma’s New Direct Dispute Feature

According to an FTC study, one-in-four consumers have an error on their credit report that could affect their credit score. A credit report error, such as a fraudulent account or incorrect account details, can have a powerful impact on a consumer’s financial health. These errors can affect everything from the terms and rates a consumer […]

The 10 Most Affordable Cities For Millennials to Buy a Home

Owning a home is a hallmark of American life. People often chase the ideal of having a house, a vehicle and a grill they can use during cookouts with friendly neighbors. There’s just one problem, according to Zillow home prices have been rising steadily since 2012, with many buyers also held back by stricter lending […]

The Spirit is Still Willing: Millennial Attitudes to Home Buying in 2015

It’s a well hashed-out narrative in the media today, which deepens with every new home sales report: the average age of first-time homebuyers is rising as Millennials face several obstacles in their path to home ownership. Saving for a down payment has been tougher for Millennials than for their predecessors. According to a survey by […]

Credit Karma Named One of Wealthfront’s 2016 Career-Launching Companies

Earlier this week, investment advisor Wealthfront named Credit Karma to its annual list of ideal companies for people to start their careers, based on a survey of partners from leading VC firms. It’s exciting to see our commitment to a consumer-driven business recognized alongside other prestigious companies. At Credit Karma, our mission is to help Americans save […]

A Leveraged Education? Student Loans Now and Then

With student loan debt increasing by over $3,000 per second in the USA and the price of a college degree rising over the last 30 years at more than three times the rate of inflation, when they’re thinking about which universities to attend, students today are looking out at a much different economic landscape than […]

5 Realities About Student Debt Presidential Candidates Are Ignoring

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. […]