Aug 23, 2016

How are Debtors Managing Student Loans?

August 23, 2016 A new survey of over 1,000 student loan holders by Credit Karma working with Qualtrics finds that the majority are carrying $10,000 to $50,000 for their educational experience and many of them are using payments above the minimum, refinancing, consolidation or federal repayment programs to manage the burden. The majority of people […]

Aug 5, 2016

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 […]

Jun 30, 2016

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. […]

Jun 24, 2016

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 […]

Jun 21, 2016

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 […]

Jun 14, 2016

Survey Shows Concerns with College Debt Fade with Time, Credit Score

June 14, 2016 With $1.27 trillion in outstanding student debt reported last year by the Federal Reserve, this mounting drag on the economy has become a highly charged issue with as many solutions as there have been presidential candidates. Credit Karma surveyed over 1,000 of its more than 50 million members, asking them to rate […]

Jun 9, 2016

What Millennials with the Highest Credit Scores Have in Common

June 9, 2016 Recent college graduates have probably read enough articles about how to improve their credit scores and live happier lives to write a dissertation. Those guidelines are important and we can’t stress enough how essential it is to monitor your credit score, pay bills on time and maintain low balances in order to […]

Jun 3, 2016

Credit Karma Named Tech and Innovation Award Winner by the San Francisco Business Times

San Francisco-based personal finance company Credit Karma was recognized in the Best Financial Technology Company category at an awards gala on May 24, 2016 by The San Francisco Business Times in its annual Tech and Innovation Awards. The Business Times received more than 300 nominations across the 11 categories for the prestigious award. Winners were […]

May 17, 2016

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 […]

May 9, 2016

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

Open Letter to Presidential Candidates: Tell Us How You Are Going to Fix Healthcare and Social Security 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. With the election too close to call […]