Tag: Credit Karma

Ask the Credit Expert: What’s the Ideal Credit Score?

“Kay” is Kayleigh Gaddor, Community Manager at Credit Karma. Dear Kay: Should I leave a credit card open if I’m never going to use it again? -Steve Unless that card has an annual fee, the answer will usually be “yes.” Closing a credit card reduces the overall amount of credit available to you, which affects your credit card …

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NEW: Grab Your Free Credit Report

I remember one of the first times my credit report was pulled for an auto loan (yes, that one that I should have never gotten into). After it came back clean, I remember feeling a sense of pride that I was “staying on the straight and narrow”. I remember the loan officer talking about how …

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Which States Have the Best Credit Scores?

A little change of pace today: here’s a fun infographic depicting the states with the best credit scores along with the average credit scores per age group. All of this information (and more) can be found at Credit Karma. If you haven’t done so already, log in to grab a free credit score today (it …

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How Often Does My Credit Score Change?

Ever wonder about the answer to this question?  I know I do.  I spent 15 working years in personal and mortgage banking, and among other things, I learned well during that time how important a credit score can be. 

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Credit Karma Review: Free Credit Scores (Really)

A few months ago, Three Thrifty Guys began approaching several companies that we have grown to “like and trust” in hopes they might wish to partner with us by providing sponsorship dollars to the website. In return, TTG would produce some content on their behalf . We are pleased to announce one of these companies that …

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