August 7th, 2015
Much attention was given this week to a recently granted Facebook patent that may open the door for the social network to create an alternative credit score system based on your social graph. In other words, the creditworthiness of your Facebook friends, could dictate your own creditworthiness. This system would leverage the old idiom that “birds of a feather flock together,” suggesting that people are friends with people that behave similarly to them.
There certainly might be some truth to this in some circumstances, but it is still a terrible idea with small chance of passing regulatory muster.
July 23rd, 2015
We scoured Credit Karma’s own data for the cities with the highest percentage of Credit Karma members that have open auto loans. As it turns out, America’s southern states are the nation’s auto loan power center, providing 80 percent of the cities on the list.
June 26th, 2015
Whether it’s a New York Times op-ed going viral, or scathing comments from Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, there’s hardly a day that goes by without some new voice adding itself to the growing debate over what to do about student loan debt in America.
February 25th, 2015
As part of America Saves Week 2015, we teamed up with America Saves to talk about how you can balance saving with paying off debt and how you can save money while tackling your debt.
February 18th, 2015
We teamed up with SALT, a free educational program helping students get their college degree in a financialy responsible way, to talk about the ins and outs of student loans.
November 24th, 2014
We recently asked our Facebook followers to help answer a member's question about what to do when taking out a loan he didn't need.
October 15th, 2014
For #Creditober, we want you to imagine that you’ve “scared off” all your debt. What would you look like – relieved? Ecstatic? Hopeful? A combination of them or something else entirely?
October 3rd, 2014
Join our Tweetchat on Tuesday, October 7th at 2PM PST. This week we'll be discussing how your credit score affects the car-buying process.
June 17th, 2014
For many college graduates, commencement is not only a time to reflect on all of their hard work over the past four years, but also a reminder that reality is waiting on the other side of the stage. In addition to the threat of a weak job market where 44 percent of recent graduates work in positions that don’t require a college degree, this reality includes the burden of student loans.
June 13th, 2014
Lenders aren’t exactly giving jumbo loans away, but they’re certainly making it easier for borrowers to snag one. In an effort to pick up the pace of their loan growth, more banks are offering jumbo loans to borrowers who can make up for poorer credit scores and unproven income with other assets like investment accounts and stock grants.