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The Financial Moves You Should Make in May

The Financial Moves You Should Make in May

Lifehacker, 2013-05-08

Now that May has arrived, it's time to clean up your credit and think about educational expenses. You can simply set calendar reminders for yourself, and start thinking about your "financial calendar" the way you do your social calendar. You'd never neglect to send your mom a birthday card after jotting it down on your calendar--so treat important tasks like saving for retirement, preparing for taxes, and donating to charity in the same way. Get ready for a much more organized month (and year)!

Edit Your Credit

Edit Your Credit

My FOX Memphis, 2013-05-06

It's no secret Memphis is home to some of the worst credit ratings in the country. If you're in debt and want to get out there are options. Emmy Stricklin learned about one of them when she downloaded her free money management application called Credit Karma. "It brought everything into light."

How to Spot Credit Report Errors Before It's Too Late

How to Spot Credit Report Errors Before It's Too Late

MainSt, 2013-04-07

Credit is not only a way for consumers to extend their spending abilities; it's also used to judge financial responsibility -- all from information meticulously listed on credit reports. A February study from the Federal Trade Commission showed that 42 million Americans may have errors on their credit report. These errors cause unnecessary blemishes that result in lower credit scores, which means higher interest rates on mortgages and car loans -- all because of mistakes that are no fault of the consumer. "Look for derogatory marks, which can be missed payments, defaults, liens and garnishments," says Kenneth Lin, founder and CEO of CreditKarma.com. "These are the big uh-ohs and if not corrected, can cause your credit score to drop 100 to 200 points,"

Credit Karma Raises $30M to Help Flustered Consumers Track Their Credit Scores

Credit Karma Raises $30M to Help Flustered Consumers Track Their Credit Scores

Venture Beat, 2013-04-02

By some estimates, nearly half of Americans don't know their credit scores -- and even fewer people would understand them even if they took the time to check. Financial advice service Credit Karma offers a pretty simple fix for the issue: Instead of charging people $10 or so per month to monitor their scores, Credit Karma offers the service for free, supplementing it with tools for tracking other financial information like bank accounts, bills, mortgages and loans. (And paying for all of it with targeted advertisements.)

Credit Karma raises $30M for personal finance tools. The site gives users a more complete picture of their credit.

Credit Karma raises $30M for personal finance tools. The site gives users a more complete picture of their credit.

Vatornews, 2013-04-02

Personal finance services became all the rage at the peak of the recession. It's one of those things that gives the illusion of being in control of your finances. Like how you eat a salad with dinner and tell yourself it's practically the same thing as doing cardio. One personal finance startup that landed its first round of funding during the recession--Credit Karma--announced Tuesday that it has raised a $30 million Series B round led by Ribbit Capital and Susquehanna Growth Equity, with help from existing investor Felicis Ventures. The new round brings Credit Karma's total raised to $33.5 million.

Credit Karma raises $30M in funding

Credit Karma raises $30M in funding

Silicon Valley Business Journal, 2013-04-02

Consumer financial startup Credit Karma said on Tuesday it has raised $30 million in Series B funds to help it expand. The San Francisco company led by CEO Ken Lin said the round was led by Palo Alto-based Ribbit Capital, a venture firm focused on the financial services industry, and Susquehanna Growth Equity with participation from existing investor Palo Alto-based Felicis Ventures.

How to Improve Your Credit Score. Each Person Has a Score. Make it a Good One.

How to Improve Your Credit Score. Each Person Has a Score. Make it a Good One.

Yahoo Voices, 2013-03-25

If you are a stay-at-home mom, or a stay-at-home dad for that matter, you may think your credit score is inseparable from your working spouse's credit. Not so! Everyone has his or her own score. As a Financial Advisor I urge each and every person to work diligently to improve your individual credit score. Your credit score is one of your most important possessions.

Credit Scores: Why Aren't They Free?

Credit Scores: Why Aren't They Free?

The Wall Street Journal, 2013-03-22

In one of the more frustrating headaches in financial disclosure, you generally must pay to see your credit score--the three-digit grade that predicts how risky you are as a borrower. But there are some sites who do give you your score for free.

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