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Favorite Website of the Week: CreditKarma.com

Favorite Website of the Week: CreditKarma.com

CuteGeek, 2010-01-25

CreditKarma.com is here to help not to make you change your style of living or anything, but to help you keep track of your credit score and finances. There are many tools to help you accordingly plan your financial goals through calculators, credit simulators and also special offers from credit cards.

New credit reality; scores must be higher to get the best rates

New credit reality; scores must be higher to get the best rates

Wallet Pop, 2010-01-22

So if you're thinking of a major purchase, your first step is to check your credit score. You can do that for free at CreditKarma.com. You may also want to check out the Credit Score Simulator to test how certain credit actions will impact your score.

In Tough Economy, Credit Scores Take a Hit

In Tough Economy, Credit Scores Take a Hit

PBS Nightly Business Report, 2010-01-21

Credit scores fell in most regions in of the country in the second half of 2009, according to new report by Credit Karma, a credit-tracking service.

Day 20: Karma

Day 20: Karma

365 Days To A Better Me, 2010-01-20

I, however, have found the ultimate site that is truly free! Www.creditkarma.com. They have a wealth of information and useful tips. One function that I find very useful is the "credit simulator." This allows you to see where your credit would be if various positive or negative situations were to take place.

7 Steps to Improve Your Credit Score

7 Steps to Improve Your Credit Score

Bargaineering, 2010-01-18

If you want to monitor your score, it's best to use a free service like Credit Karma. They give you your TransUnion credit score, which isn't technically your FICO score, but it's still a credit score and you don't have to pay.

Personal Finance: Steps you can take to build credit, get a card

Personal Finance: Steps you can take to build credit, get a card

The Sacramento Bee, 2010-01-17

But those with no credit are in an altogether different category. Typically it's either "young students or the 'under-banked' population people who don't have a long history with traditional banking services," said Kenneth Lin, CEO of CreditKarma.com, a San Francisco-based consumer Web site.

Kids & Money: Free Web sites give you credit history, money management tools

Kids & Money: Free Web sites give you credit history, money management tools

Kansas City Star, 2010-01-16

CreditKarma.com offers a credit score for free from information provided by a division of TransUnion... The Web site includes other useful tools, including a debt repayment calculator and a credit score simulator that shows how certain financial transactions, such as adding a credit card, will affect your overall score over time.

You're from Nevada: higher debt and a lower credit score

You're from Nevada: higher debt and a lower credit score

Las Vegas Review-Journal, 2010-01-14

"After several months of paying down credit card balances, many consumers (nationally) were forced to turn to credit cards toward the end of the year," Ken Lin, chief executive of Credit Karma, said in a statement.

Credit card debt increases by double digits

Credit card debt increases by double digits

Central Valley Business Times, 2010-01-13

"2009 was a rough year for many consumers, especially with unemployment topping 10-percent and the holidays," says Ken Lin, CEO of Credit Karma. "After several months of paying down credit card balances, many consumers were forced to turn to credit cards towards the end of the year."

Hawaii December credit card debt up 7%

Hawaii December credit card debt up 7%

MSN Money, 2010-01-13

Since July, Hawaii credit card balances rose 19 percent, according to a new report by Credit Karma Inc., a San Francisco-based credit reporting firm.

FAQs on the New Credit Card Rules

FAQs on the New Credit Card Rules

Kiplinger's, 2010-01-12

Try applying at an institution where you have a checking account, mortgage or certificate of deposit, recommends Ken Lin, of CreditKarma.com.

Credit Crystal Ball?

Credit Crystal Ball?

Long Island Exchange, 2010-01-07

What does 2010 hold? Ken Lin, CEO of Credit Karma offers insights and predictions.

Top five credit card predictions for 2010

Top five credit card predictions for 2010

Wallet Pop, 2010-01-06

"Many consumers delayed purchases in 2009," said (Credit Karma CEO) Kenneth Lin. "Many want good news, and I think with consumer confidence on the way up, 2010 will show increasing consumer spending and less saving."

Featured Website: Credit Karma

Featured Website: Credit Karma

Akron-Summit County Public Library, 2010-01-05

The site derives your credit score from one of the major credit agencies which allows you to see how a lender may view your creditworthiness... Along with the other free tools provided, this is a great site!!

New credit-card rules add accountability

New credit-card rules add accountability

Pocono Record, 2010-01-03

"If you are able to improve your credit score from good to excellent, you open up a world of options," said Kenneth Lin, chief executive and founder of CreditKarma.com.

Smart Credit Card Debt

Smart Credit Card Debt

Rich Credit Debt Loan, 2010-01-02

Be sure to check out these credit card reviews at Credit Karma.

An Action Plan for 2010

An Action Plan for 2010

Women on the Web, 2010-01-01

...Then go to CreditKarma.com and check your credit score for free.

New Credit Card Rules Add Accountability

New Credit Card Rules Add Accountability

Los Angeles Times, 2009-12-27

"If you are able to improve your credit score from good to excellent, you open up a world of options," said Kenneth Lin, chief executive and founder of CreditKarma.com.

5 Signs Your Spouse Is a Financial Tiger Woods

5 Signs Your Spouse Is a Financial Tiger Woods

The Motley Fool, 2009-12-23

According to CreditKarma.com's November U.S. Consumer Credit Score Climate Report, among those who have credit cards, the average balance increased 4% from October and has risen 14% since June.

You Can And Should Check Your Credit Profile For Free

You Can And Should Check Your Credit Profile For Free

USA Today, 2009-12-22

You can update your score as often as you want. If you're working to raise your score, this will help you gauge your progress. Credit Karma CEO Ken Lin recommends checking for updates once a month.

News 4 Broadcast

News 4 Broadcast

WLOS (ABC), 2009-12-21

Credit Karma is mentioned in News 4 broadcast!

Smart Shopper: Don't Pay To Clean Up Your Credit Score

Smart Shopper: Don't Pay To Clean Up Your Credit Score

ABC15 News, 2009-12-20

The first site is Credit Karma. You create your account and you can see your credit score right away and at anytime. You can then look at your report card, which grades you on the major things that impact your score.

Home Buyers Need Good Credit Score Even With 20% Down Payment

Home Buyers Need Good Credit Score Even With 20% Down Payment

USA Today, 2009-12-18

In recent months, though, several services, such as Quizzle, Credit Karma and Credit.com have launched programs that provide free credit profiles. These websites can provide a useful snapshot of your credit standing and provide tips on how to improve it.

Organize Your Digital Life

Organize Your Digital Life

MickMel, 2009-12-17

Credit Karma takes it a step further. They'll show you your updated credit score each month, and give tips and advice on how to improve it. Being able to track it over time can be very valuable, and their advice can be quite useful if you don't know what steps you need to take to improve your score.

What to Do in 2010: Banking, Loans, and Credit Cards

What to Do in 2010: Banking, Loans, and Credit Cards

CBS MoneyWatch, 2009-12-16

Ken Lin, CEO of CreditKarma.com, a credit-score service, says card issuers these days often toughen up "on a batch basis" without paying much attention to the particular cardholder's history.

Know Your Limits

Know Your Limits

St. Joseph News Press, 2009-12-16

For example, CreditKarma.com offers a free daily credit score update. The site also keeps track of past scores so you can monitor progress, and has a report card for grading you on factors that affect scores. Moreover, you have access on this site to a credit-simulator, which can show how scores might change if you applied for a new credit card or line of credit.

Your Credit Karma

Your Credit Karma

The Coors Credit Union Blog, 2009-12-15

What I like about the Credit Karma site is the simulation piece. Recently FICO revealed the formula for how your actions affect your score. Credit Karma includes a simulator that shows you how various actions might change your score, based on FICOs secrets.

Credit Score Increasing!

Credit Score Increasing!

Confused by Personal Finance, 2009-12-14

I love using Credit Karma to track my credit score. It's free, safe, and well...free!

Credit Karma - Free No Strings Credit Scoring

Credit Karma - Free No Strings Credit Scoring

Rich Credit Debt Loan, 2009-12-14

We highly recommend their services, but it can get a little addicting logging in each day to see how you're doing. For those that are trying to improve their scores, this is a great incentive to see how well you're doing and what your efforts are amounting to. Since it's free, you really have nothing to lose by giving it a spin.

Know the Score

Know the Score

MarketWatch, 2009-12-13

If you don't want to pay, the scores on free sites such as Credit Karma and Quizzle are a good general guide of where you stand...

Credit Karma Has Restored My Faith in the Free Credit Report World

Credit Karma Has Restored My Faith in the Free Credit Report World

Personal Finance Analyst, 2009-12-12

The belief of Credit Karma is simple: "Consumers have a right to know this information with no charge or without the bait and switch of 30 days free followed by enrollment products with confusing opt out." For this I say a strong amen.

Action News at 6pm

Action News at 6pm

KTNV-LV (ABC) - Las Vegas, NV, 2009-12-11

Credit Karma is mentioned on KTNV-LV's news broadcast!

Credit Card Debt Falls in San Francisco

Credit Card Debt Falls in San Francisco

MSN Money, 2009-12-09

San Francisco-based Credit Karma Inc., which tracks such things, said credit card debt rose 4 percent across the country from October to November, and 14 percent since June.

Cancel Christmas!

Cancel Christmas!

The Motley Fool, 2009-12-09

According to CreditKarma.com's November U.S. Consumer Credit Score Climate Report, among those who have credit cards, the average credit card debt increased 4% from October and has risen 14% since June.

Digging Out From Under a Mountain Of Debt

Digging Out From Under a Mountain Of Debt

Sun Sentinel, 2009-12-04

Here's how high that mountain is, courtesy of Credit Karma, which looked at 1,150 consumer credit reports from TransUnion, one of the three major credit bureaus.

How To Make Sure Your Finances Are In Order For 2010

How To Make Sure Your Finances Are In Order For 2010

My Two Dollars, 2009-12-01

You can track your score for free using a site like CreditKarma.com, which can help you figure out how their debt is affecting their credit score. This can help a consumer determine what debts or credit cards need to be paid off first.

Perform Your Annual Financial Checkup For Free

Perform Your Annual Financial Checkup For Free

Realm of Prosperity, 2009-11-27

The Credit Karma score serves the purpose of analyzing your credit to point out areas of concern and to show you places where you can improve your credit.

Stores open early for Friday's rush

Stores open early for Friday's rush

Augusta Chronicle, 2009-11-26

"The seasonal aspect can be pretty strong," Ken Lin, the founder of Credit Karma, told MarketWatch. "Consumer spending is so much higher in the fourth quarter than any other quarter of the year."

Credit Card Problems Rise and Fall: Defaults Down But Delinquencies Increase

Credit Card Problems Rise and Fall: Defaults Down But Delinquencies Increase

My Bank Tracker, 2009-11-19

Recent data from two credit card tracking firms, Synovate Mail Monitor and Credit Karma, shows that with the holiday season approaching, average credit card balances for October increased as consumers who had earlier kept their wallets shut, now used their credit cards to make new purchases.

Credit-card balances move higher

Credit-card balances move higher

MarketWatch, 2009-11-18

"The seasonal aspect can be pretty strong," said Ken Lin, founder of Credit Karma. "Consumer spending is so much higher in the fourth quarter than any other quarter of the year."

Hawaii's Credit Score Beats U.S Average

Hawaii's Credit Score Beats U.S Average

MSN Money, 2009-11-16

Credit Karma CEO Ken Lin said the rise shows "consumers are feeling more confident about spending money again ahead of the holidays."

Get an idea of your credit score without paying a fee

Get an idea of your credit score without paying a fee

Dallas Morning News, 2009-11-15

CreditKarma.com gives you a credit score based on data on your TransUnion credit report. It also gives consumers the ability to simulate certain actions, such as applying for a new credit card and paying off debt, and see how those moves would affect their score.

Credit Scores Showing Mixed Movements

Credit Scores Showing Mixed Movements

Credit Union Times, 2009-11-13

Credit Karma, a San Francisco firm that tracks and provides credit scores, reported that nationwide from June through September, 39% of credit scores increased, 29% decreased and 32% remained the same.

Check Your Credit Score for Free with CreditKarma

Check Your Credit Score for Free with CreditKarma

Gabe Anderson, 2009-11-13

We all like free, so enter Credit Karma, a site that gives you your credit score free of charge and it takes a whole two minutes or so to sign up, see your score, and get a letter grade in various categories, including the following...

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