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Why we need free credit scores now

Why we need free credit scores now

MSN Money, 2012-03-23

It's no exaggeration to say your credit score can change your life. It can determine whether you get a job or own a home. It affects how much you pay for insurance. It influences how much you pay when you borrow, which determines how long it will take to become debt-free.

What Blue States Can Teach Red States About Good Credit

What Blue States Can Teach Red States About Good Credit

AOL DailyFinance, 2012-03-19

That's what the folks at CreditKarma.com figured out after examining credit data from TransUnion, one of the three major credit bureaus. Comparing credit scores state-by-state, they found that the average score in blue states is 667 -- 16 points higher than the 651 average in red states.

The Best Web Tools to Solve Your Credit Issues

The Best Web Tools to Solve Your Credit Issues

MainStreet, 2012-03-15

Plenty of websites help customers compare one credit card to another, but many of these sites also feature tools that help consumers solve other major credit problems. Here are a few of our favorites.

4 Things We Bet You Didn't Know About How Taxes Affect Your Credit

4 Things We Bet You Didn't Know About How Taxes Affect Your Credit

Business Insider, 2012-03-07

Since credit debt isn't exactly considered an income-booster, it's no wonder so many consumers forget how closely credit and taxes are intertwined. For insight into the little-known ways taxes and credit go hand in hand, we tapped Ken Lin, CEO of CreditKarma.com.

Forty Under 40: Kenneth Lin

Forty Under 40: Kenneth Lin

San Francisco Business Times, 2012-02-24

"I’m passionate about managing by results and data. As such, I spend half my day reviewing metrics. I analyze trends and look for areas of success and failure. I strongly believe that data is a driving force in the success of most companies."

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.

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