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Are you getting the short-end of the stick with your credit card?

Are you getting the short-end of the stick with your credit card?

Forbes, 2015-02-26

Forbes recognized Credit Karma as one of the best-known sites aiming to help consumers find the best credit cards and tips to improve their credit and finances. The site's free resources include weekly credit scores and credit reports from TransUnion and Equifax, personalized feedback like a consumer's current credit usage and even a credit simulator.

Paid for a credit score? You got ripped off

Paid for a credit score? You got ripped off

CNBC, 2015-02-20

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced that more than 50 million consumers now have free and regular access to their credit score, most commonly through their credit card statements or sites like Credit Karma.

Billion Dollar Club: Credit Karma

Billion Dollar Club: Credit Karma

The Wall Street Journal, 2015-02-19

As a part of a series on startups worth $1 billion or more, The Wall Street Journal profiled Credit Karma.

Five Facts on Credit Cards

Five Facts on Credit Cards

WBNS-TV CBS 10, 2015-02-19

WBNS-TV CBS 10 in Columbus, Ohio recommends using Credit Karma to research and compare credit cards before applying.

Tips to boost your credit score if you want to qualify for an auto loan

Tips to boost your credit score if you want to qualify for an auto loan

The Epoch Times, 2015-02-13

For consumers that want to qualify for an auto loan, having a good credit score is often a concern. Visiting Credit Karma is the first step you should take before you go loan shopping, so you can understand what your credit score is and how you can improve it before you apply.

What to do after the Anthem breach

What to do after the Anthem breach

GigaOM, 2015-02-06

Consumers concerned about credit card fraud can get their credit report, credit score and credit monitoring for free on Credit Karma.

Credit Karma's Top 5 Resources

Credit Karma's Top 5 Resources

Investopedia, 2015-02-02

The personalized recommendations and resources available on Credit Karma help its members strengthen their personal finances. Investopedia walks through the top 5 tools available on Credit Karma.

Lenders jockey on free credit scores

Lenders jockey on free credit scores

USA Today, 2015-01-25

More Americans will receive their credit score for free in 2015. Credit Karma offers free credit reports and credit scores from both TransUnion and Equifax, which can be updated every week.

Check Your Credit Score for Free

Check Your Credit Score for Free

The New York Times, 2015-01-07

It's now easier for people to check their credit scores and credit reports for free. Major banks, credit card issuers and online sites, such as Credit Karma, provide consumers free credit scores and credit reports.

Credit Karma Now Provides Two Free Credit Scores

Credit Karma Now Provides Two Free Credit Scores

Forbes, 2014-12-29

Credit Karma members can now receive their free credit score and credit report from two of the three major credit bureaus--TransUnion and Equifax--and compare them side by side each week.

Top Personal Finance Tools

Top Personal Finance Tools

Investopedia, 2014-12-17

Credit Karma was recommended as the top tool to use for consumers wanting to track their credit file and master their personal finances.

5 Ways Technology Can Save You Money

5 Ways Technology Can Save You Money

Techlicious, 2014-07-25

Consumers with higher credit scores are able to receive lower interest rates and save money. Credit Karma is a free credit monitoring platform that provides contextual advice to help improve your credit.

Tips to Prevent Identity Theft when you Travel

Tips to Prevent Identity Theft when you Travel

USA Today, 2014-05-15

There are plenty of things to worry about while on the road: remembering your passport, confirming your reservations, packing enough socks for a week. Add "protecting your identity" to that list. Each year, victims of identity theft lose some $20 billion in cash and valuables, and all of the unknowns of travel can make you especially vulnerable to identity thieves. So arm yourself well in advance. Here are 11 ways to protect your identity while traveling.

CEO Shares 3 Tips For Keeping Your Best Employees Happy

CEO Shares 3 Tips For Keeping Your Best Employees Happy

Business Insider, 2014-05-01

Once you find great talent, you'll want to hold on to it. There are plenty of reasons for doing this, but Ken Lin, CEO and founder of credit and financial management startup Credit Karma, says maintaining the company spirit may be the most important.

10 Tips for New Real Estate Investors

10 Tips for New Real Estate Investors

Yahoo! Finance, 2014-04-01

Many investors today want to add real estate to their investment portfolios, but they don't understand the complex nuances of real estate investing or how to begin the process. Real estate investing is substantially different from investing in stocks, bonds, and CDs, and it can seem overwhelming to brand-new investors.

Startup Financial Services Companies Come Of Age

Startup Financial Services Companies Come Of Age

TechCrunch, 2014-03-24

With one eye on businesses abandoned in the wake of the financial crisis and the other on a new generation of investors, startup companies are now raising significant sums to challenge the hegemony of big banks and investment firms.

1 in 10 Americans says partner is a 'financial bully'

1 in 10 Americans says partner is a 'financial bully'

USA Today, 2014-02-07

Bullying is headline stuff these days, in schools, on the Internet, in professional sports. A recent study has uncovered yet another form: financial bullying. And it's more prevalent than many might guess.

Protecting Identity Is Your Responsibility

Protecting Identity Is Your Responsibility

The Huffington Post, 2014-02-05

It's natural to be nervous about your credit when you see more news about breaches at major retailers in the headlines everyday. Now, even some processors for major hotel chains are reporting breaches. In fact, there is an entire universe of very sophisticated technology thieves trying to find weak links in our nation's payment system.

How to Repair a Poor Credit Score

How to Repair a Poor Credit Score

The Wall Street Journal, 2013-10-19

America's credit rating may be hostage to politics, but yours is not, so it's possible to improve a bad credit score if you'll obey your inner Tea Party.First, become your own deficit hawk. Get your credit scores, which vary among the three big credit-reporting companies (Experian, TransUnion and Equifax) but are usually similar. Find out for your credit score for free at Credit Karma.

Pre-Approved Credit Card Offers:4 Things You Really Need to Know

Pre-Approved Credit Card Offers:4 Things You Really Need to Know

Daily Finance, 2013-09-06

Here are some facts you need to know about pre-approved credit card offers filling up your mailbox. You still might get rejected. "If you look at the low-end cards [for people with poor credit], as low as 80 percent of people who are pre-approved actually get approved," says Greg Lull of CreditKarma.

The Best Credit Cards for Getting Travel Rewards

The Best Credit Cards for Getting Travel Rewards

Yahoo! Finance, 2013-08-13

The Barclaycard Arrival World Mastercard is the top credit card for most people seeking to rack up travel rewards like frequent flier miles and free hotel rooms, according to a new ranking from website Credit Karma.

5 Tips For Getting a Mortgage in Today's Housing Market

5 Tips For Getting a Mortgage in Today's Housing Market

Time.com, 2013-08-09

You want to beat the rising cost of homes and increasing interest rates by buying a home soon -- but are you going to be able to get a mortgage? Ken Lin, CEO of CreditKarma.com says, "Lenders are more willing to work with consumers these days even if someone doesn't have a perfect score."

Rich or Thin? What A conundrum

Rich or Thin? What A conundrum

Today.com, 2013-07-31

They say you can never be too rich or too thin. But if you have to choose one or the other, many say it's a tough call. A poll released finds that only 28 percent of Americans would be willing to gain 25 pounds to get out of debt.

Weird Ways To Make Work Wonderful

Weird Ways To Make Work Wonderful

CBS Moneywatch, 2013-06-04

Every leader in every company struggles with ways to make work more engaging. It's always hard to find great people and is vital to keep them, since internal hires tend to be more successful than external ones.Check out how we at Credit Karma keep things fun in the workplace.

Midyear Budget Checkup: Are your 2013 Finances Still Healthy?

Midyear Budget Checkup: Are your 2013 Finances Still Healthy?

The Denver Post, 2013-06-03

We're halfway through the year, and it's time for a fiscal checkup. Just as you do with your annual physical, you need to determine if your budget is healthy or if expenses are bleeding enough red ink to cause anemia. Are you shedding pounds of debt or are you over-stressed ? Will you reach your goals for savings in 2013? Will you have enough to spend on splurges or holiday gifts?

How To Deal With Student Loan Debt

How To Deal With Student Loan Debt

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 2013-05-21

College loan debt for students in Atlanta ranks among the highest compared to other cities, according to data from Credit Karma, a website that consolidates consumer financial information. For the past two years, student loan debt in Atlanta has hovered just below $40,000 ($39,855 in April, 2013).

How Useful (And Free) Are Those Free Credit Scores?

How Useful (And Free) Are Those Free Credit Scores?

Reuters, 2013-05-13

Credit scores were long something that lenders got to see and consumers only found out about later. Now, pretty much anyone can take a look at their credit scores whenever they want to, but it's not clear which of those scores matter. And most scores that consumers see for free are not the same ones bankers are using to weigh customer creditworthiness.

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,"

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