November 12th, 2015

Introducing Credit Karma’s New Direct Dispute Feature

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According to an FTC study, one-in-four consumers have an error on their credit report that could affect their credit score. A credit report error, such as a fraudulent account or incorrect account details, can have a powerful impact on a consumer’s financial health. These errors can affect everything from the terms and rates a consumer is offered on credit cards to their ability to rent an apartment.

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November 5th, 2015

The 10 Most Affordable Cities For Millennials to Buy a Home


Owning a home is a hallmark of American life. People often chase the ideal of having a house, a vehicle and a grill they can use during cookouts with friendly neighbors. There’s just one problem, according to Zillow home prices have been rising steadily since 2012, with many buyers also held back by stricter lending standards in the market since the housing crash in 2007.

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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 14th, 2015

Credit Karma’s “My Money Story” series continues!

A lot of people are embarrassed to talk about their finances. At Credit Karma we want to change that. In August, we launched a new video series, “My Money Stories,” featuring real people talking about their journeys with finances, credit and debt. We’ve been posting new stories on YouTube across the last two months and wanted to update you on this new content.

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October 12th, 2015

Credit Karma Named One of Wealthfront’s 2016 Career-Launching Companies

Earlier this week, investment advisor Wealthfront named Credit Karma to its annual list of ideal companies for people to start their careers, based on a survey of partners from leading VC firms. It’s exciting to see our commitment to a consumer-driven business recognized alongside other prestigious companies.

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October 12th, 2015

Nerds Behind Credit Karma: Nikos

It’s time for another edition of Nerds Behind Credit Karma. Today, you get to meet Senior Data Scientist, Nikos!

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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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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. In 2003, Americans held over $250 billion in student debt. Today, it's almost $1.3 trillion. According to MarketWatch, student loan debt in America is increasing by over $3,000 every second.

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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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