June 21st, 2016
Credit Karma Study Finds 18-34 Year Olds Value American Dream
A new survey by Credit Karma finds that contrary to trending criticisms, young people really are interested in “adulting” in pretty traditional ways. They are getting married and buying homes and cars in large numbers. Urban, suburban and rural 18-34 year-olds are starting families and using credit cards. They collectively carry more student debt than any generation before, but that is not stopping them from moving forward with their lives and saving for the future.
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January 28th, 2015
Is it possible to make credit and finance so easy that even a kid can understand? We think so!
January 22nd, 2015
Join our Tweetchat on Tuesday, January 27 at 2PM PST. We'll be chatting about the best ways to teach your kids about money.
September 9th, 2014
It’s no surprise that raising a kid is expensive, but just how expensive is it? According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, raising a child born in 2013 until they turn 18 will cost about $245,000 on average. The good news is that this is only a 1.8 percent increase from 2012, which makes it the smallest increase since 2009.
October 8th, 2012
When I first signed up for Credit Karma, I must admit that I was extremely nervous to finish registration and find out my credit score. I knew it wouldn’t be terrible- I had always paid off my credit card in a timely manner, but I didn’t think that would translate to an awesome credit score.
March 6th, 2012
What would happen if you spent over half of your income on your “wants”? You might be living a lot like a 9-year-old. Money Management International conducted a Kids and Money survey in 2010 to discover how kids use their cash at different ages.
February 16th, 2012
our little bundle of joy could start life off deeply in debt and you might not even know it. Some lenders require a social security number with a clean credit history but don’t necessarily check that the borrower’s name matches the number, so thieves can get away with using social security numbers that aren’t assigned to anyone at all.
February 7th, 2012
We know the importance of setting them up with savings accounts, introducing them to the idea of charitable giving and teaching them good and bad ways to use credit cards.
October 18th, 2011
If you were worried about the economy, would you put off having a child? That’s exactly what American women have been doing lately, as the birthrate has been dropping like a stone since the economy went bust in 2008.
August 17th, 2011
With 3 young kids heading back to school next week, I have classrooms and playgrounds on my mind. A good chunk of kids, including one of mine, dreads the first day of school and heading back for another year of early mornings and homework. But there definitely are frugal ways to make your kids like school (maybe even love school). Frugal Dad