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Credit Health

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

Credit Karma | Posted 11.25.2014 | Money
Credit Karma

Even though there's so much variety in the market for credit scores, most scores are drawn from the same basic elements. Want to take some of the mystery out of credit score calculations?

What Sets Top Credit Scores Apart From the Rest?

Credit Karma | Posted 11.18.2014 | Money
Credit Karma

A whole range of different factors contribute to your credit score, and there's no magic formula to a perfect credit score. Still, there's plenty to learn from the experiences of others.

3 Things to Consider Before You Go Into Student Loan Debt

Credit Karma | Posted 10.26.2014 | Money
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 you have the more in demand you'll be professionally.

4 Tips for Finding the Perfect Credit Card

Credit Karma | Posted 10.15.2014 | Money
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.

How Economic Downturns Can Affect Your Credit Health

Credit Karma | Posted 09.27.2014 | Money
Credit Karma

In 2014, most experts agree that we've already escaped the worst of the recent economic trouble. As the economy slowly recovers, and rough patches like joblessness and underwater mortgages become less common, the imperative to protect your credit still remains

Can I Live Without Credit?

Credit Karma | Posted 09.14.2014 | Money
Credit Karma

Living without credit is possible. Is it advisable though? Is it accomplishable without frustrating limitations? Those are different questions.

4 Unexpected Times Your Credit May Be Checked

Credit Karma | Posted 09.07.2014 | Money
Credit Karma

When it comes to your financial health, your credit score is one of those things that'll just keep seeking you out. It's tempting to think that your credit score or credit health will only come into play when you're looking for a mortgage or a new credit card. The truth is that your credit information can be checked far more often than you might think.

10 Worst States for Credit

Curtis Arnold | Posted 09.20.2011 | Business
Curtis Arnold

If one member of a community has bad credit, that's a personal problem. If enough people in that community have bad credit, it can quickly become a problem for everyone in the area.