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Local Company Allows Consumers to Access Credit Scores for Free

Local Company Allows Consumers to Access Credit Scores for Free

ABC 7 San Francisco, 2012-09-26

San Francisco-based Credit Karma believes consumers shouldn't have to pay for their own credit scores, "We're a completely free site that allows consumers to track and monitor their credit all online and all for free," said Credit Karma CEO Kenneth Lin.

10 Common Credit Myths That Could Be Costing You Money

10 Common Credit Myths That Could Be Costing You Money

Forbes, 2012-09-26

Closing a card can help your score if you have too much credit available. To see if this is the case for you, you can see the effect of closing a card and other actions on your score at sites like Credit Karma.

Get Reliable Credit Card Info Without Being Roped Into Useless Add-Ons

Get Reliable Credit Card Info Without Being Roped Into Useless Add-Ons

Business Insider, 2012-09-26

According to the Consumer Financial Bureau more than 3.5 million card members, were sold payment protection, credit tracking and identity theft services without its their consent. Credit Karma gives tips to avoid a similar headache and how to safeguard your wallet.

Banks Giving Risky Loans to Strapped Consumers

Banks Giving Risky Loans to Strapped Consumers

New York Post, 2012-09-15

American consumers rarely have been such a bad bet. With unemployment up and salaries down, credit worthiness has plummeted. Nearly half of American households have credit ratings that are high risk, according to Credit Karma, and the average credit score has dropped more than 20 points in the past three years.

The Return of the No-Interest Credit Card

The Return of the No-Interest Credit Card

MarketWatch, 2012-09-04

If you’ve got a good or improving credit history now is the time to scout out lower-interest credit cards that could save you hundreds of dollars annually. “It’s a buyer’s market for credit-card consumers now,” said Ken Lin, chief executive of CreditKarma.com, which develops free credit tools for consumers.

Inc. 5000 List

Inc. 5000 List

Inc. Magazine, 2012-08-28

Credit Karma makes Inc. Magazine's Top 5000 List of fastest growing private companies in America.

Off to College? Avoid These Financial Pitfalls

Off to College? Avoid These Financial Pitfalls

Lifehacker, 2012-08-23

Despite the fact that there is a government website, AnnualCreditReport.gov, where you can get your credit report for free once a year and legitimate sites like CreditKarma.com where you can get your credit score for free (with no "trial period"), lots of people still sign up for these credit monitoring services.

How Not To Open A New Credit Card

How Not To Open A New Credit Card

CBS Moneywatch, 2012-08-06

CreditKarma CEO Kenneth Lin recommends that consumers open new accounts over the Internet, taking and saving screen-shots of exactly what products they are applying for. Unless a call is recorded, applying over the phone leaves consumers without proof of what happened during the transaction.

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