After getting engaged, I started aggressively paying down debt and working to raise my credit score – I didn’t want money to be an issue in my marriage. I paid off more than $US8,000 in 10 months, but my credit score seemed to be stuck at 652. Then, I noticed […]
Credit Karma members will be happy to learn that the company protects users with 128-bit encryption, a dedicated security team, and a bug bounty program. It also promises to never share or sell your personal information to third parties without your consent. Credit Karma can alert its members when their […]
It’s easy to check your credit score, and it should always be free. Your credit score is a three-digit summary of your credit report, which outlines all of your credit activity for your entire history as a borrower. To check your credit score, consider using a free website like Credit […]
Personal Finance Insider writes about products, strategies, and tips to help you make smart decisions with your money. We may receive a small commission from our partners, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. Credit Karma Tax is an online tax software that guides you through a […]
From revelations about Amazon’s warehouses to people buying “flamethrowers” from Elon Musk’s Boring Company, it’s been quite a year in tech. To look back on the past 12 months, we’ve compiled the most-read tech stories on Business Insider. Here are our 17 most popular stories of the year. As 2018 […]
Juul, Airbnb, and the We Company are among some of the most valuable private startups in the US. Major VC investments in the past year have shaken up the list, with video gaming and cryptocurrency startups entering the rankings. Using data from PitchBook, we’ve compiled a list of the 26 […]
Personal finance writer Tim Devaney graduated college with more than $US60,000 in student loan debt. Devaney contributed more than $US600 a month towards his student loans for five years before he refinanced and consolidated them. Then Devaney’s girlfriend created a spreadsheet to identify where he could cut back, which helped […]
When Nichole Mustard found herself adrift after college, she made a simple promise to herself: Be happy. Time and again, that choice led her to revamp her life and start over someplace new. Ten years ago, it led her to sell her house, take a 60% pay cut, and move […]
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Most people disdain a steep credit card or tax bill, but few fully appreciate the myriad ways that taxes and credit are intertwined. To get a better idea of the overlap, we talked to Ken Lin, CEO of CreditKarma.com. He provided the following four examples you’ll want to be mindful […]