October 5th, 2015

5 Realities About Student Debt Presidential Candidates Are Ignoring


As the election campaign heats up on each side of the aisle, student loans have become a central issue. Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton have made proposals for comprehensive legislation that combine debt relief, the expansion of income-based student loan repayment plans, greater subsidies for colleges that cut tuition costs, and lower federal interest rates. Republican candidates have publicly supported some, but not all, of these reforms.

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September 22nd, 2015

A new, improved, Credit Score Simulator

Since its original launch in 2008, the Credit Score Simulator has been one of our most popular features with Credit Karma members. In light of that popularity, we’re excited to announce we’ve launched a new version of the Credit Score Simulator – better and more helpful than ever before.

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September 21st, 2015

Credit Karma Welcomes San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee For Company Town Hall

I first met Mayor Ed Lee at a networking event for entrepreneurs three years ago, when Credit Karma was a much smaller company. As a newer CEO then, I was just looking for anybody to tell our story to. Meeting the mayor, I was immediately impressed by his ability to listen and to hear our visions and concerns as San Franciscans and entrepreneurs.

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September 15th, 2015

Credit Karma Recognized As One Of The Bay Area’s Healthiest Employers

This month The Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal and the San Francisco Business Times named Credit Karma as one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s healthiest employers. This is the second consecutive year the publications have honored Credit Karma’s employee-driven wellness program “Happy is Healthy” among its top mid-sized companies.

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September 11th, 2015

15 US Cities With The Least Consumer Debt

Consumer debt levels keep hitting all-time highs. But Credit Karma data looking at average consumer debt for our more than 40 million members shows there are still some cities where borrowing isn’t spiking so high.

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September 8th, 2015

Nerds Behind Credit Karma: Robert

It’s time for another edition of Nerds Behind Credit Karma. Last month, we introduced you to Annie, one of our delightful Mobile Engineers. Today, you get to meet a Staff Software Engineer: Robert!

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September 4th, 2015

15 US Cities With The Most Consumer Debt

Consumer debt breaks down into a few different areas. People can borrow to study, buy a home, finance a vehicle, or make everyday purchases. An analysis of Credit Karma data from our member base of more than 40 million consumers reveals the 15 cities in the US where our members have the highest average amounts of consumer debt.

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August 28th, 2015

15 US Cities With The Highest Amount of Student Loans

It’s hard to afford college without student loans. According to the Institute for College Access & Success, 69 percent of graduates from public and nonprofit colleges had student loan debt.

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August 27th, 2015

Weddings, Marriage and Money: Credit Karma Survey Findings

Couple getting married

In July 2015, along with research company Qualtrics, Credit Karma surveyed 500 Millennials (ages 18-34) and 500 Baby Boomers (ages 50-65) in America to compare their beliefs and behaviors toward getting married and building a future.

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August 26th, 2015

4 Myths About Credit Cards That Should Be Retired

Man holding a credit card and talking on the phone

Until recently, it could be expensive and confusing for the average consumer to access their credit scores and reports. A side effect of this was a proliferation of rumors about the best way to manage credit. Like any good urban legend, it’s hard to know exactly where these got started. Since Credit Karma launched in 2008 we’ve heard a lot of them and have done our best to put them to rest.

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