clarkhoward.com | Jan 29, 2009

Credit scores available for free

Credit scores used to be a tightly controlled secret. But the new democratization of credit scores means shame on you if you don't know what's going on with your credit and your credit score.

walletpop.com | Dec 29, 2008

How to really get your credit score for free – over and over and over

The latest that I've just started using is Credit Karma, which allows people to check their credit score for free -- and as often as they like. I have to think that this is going to really irritate some of the other organizations out there that make you pay to see your credit score.

cbsnews.com | Dec 28, 2008

2009 Financial Resolutions

It's also a good time to improve your credit score. As lenders tighten their criteria in the credit crunch, you'll need at least a 760 on the 300 to 850 point FICO scale to secure most loans or lines of credit. Track your score for free on CreditKarma.com. Pay bills on time, keep old credit cards open, and pay down those balances.

chicagotribune.com | Dec 28, 2008

Year’s hot topics: Phones, TV, credit

Paying attention to your credit rating can save big bucks on loans and determine whether you receive a loan at all. The most fundamental task is to go to the free site AnnualCreditReport.com and check your credit reports for errors.

nytimes.com | Dec 28, 2008

Seeking Financial Guidance on the Web

Unlike other credit score sites that charge users or limit the number of times a year they can check their credit score, Credit Karma lets people check their scores as much as they want, free. Users can track their scores over time and talk with others about how to improve them.

komando.com | Nov 25, 2008

Sites help you get your finances in order

CreditKarma.com also provides you with a free credit score. The score comes from one of the three major credit-reporting bureaus. The site will also help you monitor your score over time.

bloomberg.com | Nov 13, 2008

Credit Scores More Important Than Ever for Best U.S. Loan Rates

One way to lower the ratio is to spread credit across multiple cards, said Kenneth Lin, chief executive officer of San Francisco-based Credit Karma. "Don't have one card that shows extremely high utilization with others that have zero utilization"

fivecentnickel.com | Nov 11, 2008

Free Credit Scores from Credit Karma

Two real strengths of Credit Karma are that they offer a plethora of statistics that let you know where you stand in a relative sense and they allow you to track your score over time such that you can see trends, and perhaps spot anomalies that might be signal negative information on your credit report. Oh, and one more thing... They're free.