Personal Finance

Credit Karma Unclaimed Money Will Help Return Billions of Dollars to Americans

If you’ve ever found money under the couch, we’ve got some news for you. There is over $40 billion hiding in America’s proverbial couch. It’s called unclaimed money, and it’s owed to tens of millions of people. The problem is most people don’t know they have money just sitting with the state, waiting to be […]

Three Things Consumers Should Know About Gift Cards This Holiday Season

December 16, 2016 More than half of consumers (55.9 percent) will buy gift cards this holiday season, making them the second most popular purchase, after clothing, according to new data from the National Retail Federation. The typical consumer will buy three gift cards, with an average of $46 each. Gift card purchases peaked in 2014, when […]

How Much Do Americans Really Know About Credit?

November 14, 2016 The more you know about how banks decide whether to give you a loan and at what rate, the easier it will be for you to take the actions that make you seem as more creditworthy. Credit Karma has spent the last nine years sharing information with Americans about their individual credit […]

Did the CARD Act Really Protect College Student Credit Scores?

October 3, 2016 Before the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility, and Disclosure or CARD Act went into effect in 2009, it was a much more common sight to see credit card companies setting up kiosks welcoming students to campus, offering swag in exchange for filling out an application for a college-affinity card. Credit cards branded with […]