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Credit Cards and Auto Loans Push Total US Debt Total to $12.29 Trillion

September 21, 2016 Americans are shopping again and they are increasingly charging it. Growth in credit card and auto loan debt added to the $35 billion increase in aggregate household debt for a total of $12.29 trillion at the end of June according to government reports. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York Center for […]

Credit Karma Recognized as One of Bay Area’s Healthiest Employers – Again

September 19, 2016 For the third year in a row, Credit Karma was named one of The Healthiest Employers in the Greater Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley Business Journal. The judges ranked the San Francisco-based company fifth in the mid-size company category based on a Healthiest Employer Index score […]

Meet the 2016 Interns

September 19, 2016 This summer, we welcomed our 2016 intern class to help out in a variety of different departments at Credit Karma. Our interns play a vital role in the success of our mission to make financial progress possible for everyone. Our interns bring new insight and a fresh perspective and we value their […]

What is Black Market Value of Stolen Credit Card Info?

September 8, 2016 Major security breaches have become too common of a story, with retailers and websites hacked with alarming frequency. It has become so common that it can often take a fairly egregious breach – think SONY in 2014, or Target in 2013 – for something to become a high-profile news story. Stealing and […]

Five Things You May Not have known About Millennials

We have all heard the stories about how millennials don’t value money. They just hop from job-to-job and aren’t interested in growing up, becoming homeowners or using credit cards. I’m not buying it and you shouldn’t either. In June, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that the 75.4 million millennials in America (ages 18-34) officially outnumbered […]

Credit Karma Takes Pride in Diverse Culture

Photo credit: Jonathan Garza A community outreach initiative that started modestly two months ago grew into an outpouring of support for the LGBTQI community the last weekend in June as almost 200 Credit Karma employees, family and friends marched for the first time ever in the San Francisco Pride Parade for Racial and Economic Justice. […]

Concern for Environment Cuts Across Credit Score

June 24, 2016 It turns out having clean air and water is something almost everyone can agree is important. A Credit Karma survey in late March, 2016 of a cross section of its more than 60 million members to determine what issues they considered priorities in the presidential election found that regardless of age or […]

Everything You Thought You Knew About Millennials May Be Wrong

June 21, 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 […]

Economic Issues? Priority May Depend on Credit Score

May 17, 2016 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. In late March and early April, we asked a group […]