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5 Credit Facts Every Couple Should Know

5 Credit Facts Every Couple Should Know

TIME Moneyland, 2012-02-13

According to website CreditKarma.com, “Your bank and credit card accounts won’t merge once you’re married. But keep in mind that if you open a joint credit card, the account activity will be shared on both of your credit reports.”

Middle-Aged Workers Flock Back to School ... and Student Loans

Middle-Aged Workers Flock Back to School ... and Student Loans

AOL DailyFinance, 2012-01-27

These fresh-faced grads are being joined by an ever-growing cadre of returning students. According to credit score tracking site CreditKarma, the number of 35- to 49-year-olds who are borrowing money for college increased by 47% in the last three years.

4 reasons to use credit cards versus debit cards

4 reasons to use credit cards versus debit cards

CBS Money Watch, 2012-01-26

Responsible use of credit cards is one of the most effective ways to build a good credit record. Consumers who don't own a credit card have average credit scores that are lower as compared to folks with at least one card, according to Credit Karma, a consumer website that provides free credit scores.

Credit card debt falls alongside credit scores

Credit card debt falls alongside credit scores

Fox Business, 2012-01-25

According to a recent report issued by CreditKarma.com, credit card debt declined 11 percent nationwide last year. However, it wasn't all good news. Credit scores saw a decline during that time as well.

Credit card splurge in December

Credit card splurge in December

Bankrate, 2012-01-17

Consumer credit advocate CreditKarma.com said residents in only nine states paid down their credit card debt in December from the previous month. Of those, six -- Arizona, Idaho, Indiana, Michigan, Oklahoma and Utah -- paid down less than 1 percent of their debt.

Credit Score Zealots Pursue Fool’s Errand

Credit Score Zealots Pursue Fool’s Errand

Bloomberg, 2012-01-13

FICO credit scores rank borrowers according to the likelihood of default and there’s almost no difference in the probability of default when a consumer has a 780 or an 820, said Ken Lin, chief executive officer and founder of San Francisco- based Credit Karma.

Credit Karma Launches Free Credit Monitoring, Enrolls 100,000 Users In A Day

Credit Karma Launches Free Credit Monitoring, Enrolls 100,000 Users In A Day

TechCrunch, 2012-01-04

Credit Karma, the online service for keeping track of your credit score, has launched a new feature: free credit monitoring. Within the first day of its existence (the option became available just yesterday), the company has managed to enroll an impressive 100,000 users for the opt-in credit monitoring service.

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