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What Millennials with the Highest Credit Scores Have in Common

Credit Karma looked at the average credit card usage, limits, number of cards, inquiries and collections, plus amount of credit card, mortgage, student loan and auto loan debt for the millennials in our membership of more than 50 million people to determine what mix resulted in higher credit scores.

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Voters Make Taxes a Priority at Ballot Box

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. How important that is as an issue may depend on your credit status.

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

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. A recent Credit Karma survey showed respondents – including more than one in five undecided voters – are actually united on the issues they say are their top priorities.

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The 10 Cities Where Young Adults Have the Highest Credit Card Utilization Rate

Your credit card utilization rate – your collective credit card balance divided by your collective credit card limit – is an important factor used by most credit scoring models to calculate your score. Generally, lenders see that if you’re using a greater amount of available limit, there is an indicator of a greater risk of not being able to pay your debts. In general, a credit card utilization rate of less than 30 percent is recommended.

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Letter to Employees: Happy Birthday, Credit Karma!

The number eight is a symbol of good financial fortune and prosperity in Chinese culture. When you consider Credit Karma’s impact on American consumers over the last eight years, there may be some significance to the number eight.

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