May 17th, 2016

Economic Issues? Priority May Depend on Credit Score

Do people with higher credit scores tend to see foreign policy and defense spending as more important than economic issues like unemployment and the cost of higher education? A survey of over 1,000 Credit Karma members indicates that might be the case.

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May 12th, 2016

Voters Make Taxes a Priority at Ballot Box

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Taxes aren’t important just one day of the year. A recent poll has found that voters want a presidential candidate who will focus the rhetoric on the piece of their paychecks going to Washington every payday. But how important that is as an issue may depend on your credit status.

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May 9th, 2016

Credit Karma 2016 Election Survey Reveals Top Voter Issues by Credit Score

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Note to presidential candidates. Forget about hand size and wife bashing. The majority of potential voters want to know what you are going to do about Social Security, healthcare and taxes. With the election too close to call in a recent Credit Karma survey, respondents – including more than one in five undecided voters – are actually united on the issues they say are their top priorities. Only after those concerns are addressed do the priorities start to diverge with those currently having lower credit scores tending to focus on economic issues like taxes, unemployment and college debt. Meanwhile, those with higher credit scores tended to say they would be more likely to classify foreign relations, defense spending and immigration as very or extremely important.

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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 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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January 28th, 2016

Credit Karma: Now Serving 50 Million Members

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We’re honored today at Credit Karma to announce that our product now serves more than 50 million members.

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January 21st, 2016

The Credit Fumble™: More Than Two-Thirds of Young Adults Make Significant Financial Mistakes

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At Credit Karma, we define a “Credit Fumble” as being the phenomenon where young adults, new to credit and many without any financial education, make largely avoidable financial mistakes. When we finished our recent research into this pattern, even we were surprised to find out that more than two-thirds of young adults we surveyed experienced at least one Credit Fumble before they turned 30.

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November 17th, 2015

Credit Karma Gives Away Its One-Billionth Free Credit Score

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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 wellbeing to be locked behind expensive subscription models.

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November 3rd, 2015

Keep Credit Reports Out Of Employment Decisions

Is it right for an employer to check a potential employee’s credit report, as an assessment of their character? Two weeks ago, Elizabeth Warren, Democratic Senator from Massachusetts, hit the headlines with an op-ed in support of the Equal Employment for All bill she helped introduce at the end of 2013, which would outlaw such an action.

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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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October 9th, 2015

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 their parents.

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