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Credit Karma is a consumer finance and technology company that provides more than 25 million consumers with free access to their credit scores and credit reports, free monitoring of their credit and financial accounts and more. Founded in 2008, Credit Karma’s mission is to help you make more informed financial decisions. For more information, please visit CreditKarma.com.

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Be Ready for a Financial Rainy Day

(1) Comments | Posted January 27, 2015 | 10:38 AM

By Jennifer Micieli, Financial Expert at Credit Karma

See if you can complete this financial exercise in less than 60 seconds:

How much do you need to live off of each month? $___ Multiply that amount by three (x3). What number did you get? $___

Let's discuss...

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5 Steps to Take Before Deciding to Buy a Home

(0) Comments | Posted December 17, 2014 | 12:07 PM

By Jennifer Micieli, Financial Expert at Credit Karma

Buying a home is a dream for many people. Making that dream a reality can be a tumultuous, yet exciting experience. There are many aspects to consider before making that commitment. Here are five steps to get you started on...

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Why a Store Credit Card Might Work for You

(0) Comments | Posted November 4, 2014 | 3:26 PM

By Charmaine Ng, Communications Coordinator at Credit Karma

It's time to hustle and bustle - the holiday shopping season is nigh. Before you venture out into the occasionally vicious sea of shoppers, take some time to think about your wallet. If you're in the market for a...

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8 Unconventional Tips for Saving Money in College

(1) Comments | Posted October 24, 2014 | 5:41 PM

By Jenna Lee, Social Media Manager at Credit Karma

If you've ever researched how to save money in college, you've probably heard a lot of the same advice like "buy used books," or "avoid eating out." And while those tips are good and useful, sometimes you need...

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You Have Literally Dozens of Credit Scores -- Here's What You Can Learn From Just One

(0) Comments | Posted September 25, 2014 | 6:16 PM

By Mike Goldstein, Content Writer at Credit Karma

Each consumer has far more than just one credit score. It's true, and it's an unhappy reality for many. People make their minds up to boost their credit health, work hard to get that special...

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What Sets Top Credit Scores Apart From the Rest?

(1) Comments | Posted September 18, 2014 | 4:36 PM

By Mike Goldstein, Content Writer at Credit Karma

The main factors that go into credit scores are well-publicized. Payment history, derogatory marks, age of credit history - if you're interested in credit health, you're probably familiar with these concepts. For all the literature out there, though, sometimes the practical differences...

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How to Keep Your Child's Identity Safe

(0) Comments | Posted September 4, 2014 | 1:49 PM

By Jenna Lee, Social Media Manager at Credit Karma

Get ready for some scary numbers. According to a 2012 study by the Identity Theft Assistance Center, one in 40 U.S. households with children younger than 18 experienced child identity theft at some point during the...

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How to Handle Common Credit Report Errors

(0) Comments | Posted August 29, 2014 | 3:37 PM

By Charmaine Ng, Communications Coordinator at Credit Karma

Every time I check my credit report, I wait for it to load with bated breath. I know being enrolled in credit monitoring has me covered on a daily basis, but you never know, right? One of these days, I could find...

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3 Things to Consider Before You Go Into Student Loan Debt

(1) Comments | Posted August 26, 2014 | 5:32 PM

By Mike Goldstein, Content Writer at Credit Karma

Do all those back to school sales have you ready to hit the classroom? If you're thinking about furthering your education, you deserve to be commended. Education is a wonderful thing, and (in theory, at least) the more degrees...

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4 Tips for Finding the Perfect Credit Card

(0) Comments | Posted August 15, 2014 | 2:51 PM

By Mike Goldstein, Content Writer at Credit Karma

The marketplace for credit cards is more complicated than ever. Points programs, cash back plans and variable interest rates all have consumers drowning in the fine print, trying to make some sense of what they're applying for. And, if...

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5 Common Credit Myths

(1) Comments | Posted August 4, 2014 | 8:40 PM

By Charmaine Ng, Communications Coordinator at Credit Karma

I didn't know credit scores existed growing up. I didn't even open a credit card until the middle of my college years. When a friend opened her first card sophomore year of high school (at her grandmother's behest), I scoffed and laughed.

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How Economic Downturns Can Affect Your Credit Health

(0) Comments | Posted July 28, 2014 | 10:09 AM

By Mike Goldstein, Content Writer at Credit Karma

As we trace the slow recovery of American job numbers, the housing market and the national economy as a whole, the time is right to explore the interaction between economic and credit health. There is no one-to-one correlation, of...

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Can I Live Without Credit?

(0) Comments | Posted July 15, 2014 | 12:53 PM

By Mike Goldstein, Content Writer at Credit Karma

I spend a lot of my time writing credit-related content. I haven't always been a credit expert, but write a few dozen articles about any one topic and you start getting there. Since I spend so much of my...

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4 Unexpected Times Your Credit May Be Checked

(1) Comments | Posted July 8, 2014 | 6:31 PM

By Mike Goldstein, Content Writer at Credit Karma

Some things in life just follow you around.

Your kids might whine and moan about their algebra homework, but when they get older and try to alter the serving size of a cake recipe or find the best...

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