February 26th, 2016

Top 10 Cities Where Young Adults Have the Most Amount of Student Debt

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Student debt is fast becoming a fact of life for Americans: research has estimated that by 2020 as many as two-thirds of jobs will require post-high school education or training, tuition continues to rise in all sectors of the education market, and students are taking on debt at an alarming rate. Student debt has more than doubled in the last 10 years and, according to MarketWatch, it grows by $2,726 each second in America.

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February 3rd, 2016

The 10 Cities Where 18-24 Year Olds Have the Most Accounts in Collection

Missing a utilities bill or credit card payment happens more than we’d like to admit. Letters requesting payment can be tossed in the recycling bin, caller ID can make it easy to avoid phone calls, but the debt does not disappear. After a few months it may be sent on, or sold, to a collections agency for payment, leaving a derogatory mark on a credit report that may stay there for seven years or longer.

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October 22nd, 2015

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.

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August 7th, 2015

About that Facebook patent…

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. Why this may not be the best idea.

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July 23rd, 2015

15 US Cities With the Highest Amount of Auto Loans

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.

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June 26th, 2015

Addressing the Snowballing Problem of Student Debt

Addressing the Snowballing Problem of Student Debt

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.

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February 18th, 2015

2/17 Student Loans 101 Tweetchat Recap

Tweetchat Student Loans 101 (Recap!)

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.

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November 24th, 2014

Facebook Question: Taking a Loan You Didn’t Need

Facebook Question: Taking a Loan You Didn't Need

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.

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October 3rd, 2014

10/7/14 Tweetchat: Credit and Your New Car

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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.

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June 13th, 2014

Lenders Are Opening Up Jumbo Loans to Consumers

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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.

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