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Is Credit Karma safe? What you need to know before signing up

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 […]
Is Credit Karma safe? What you need to know before signing up
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Our 17 most-read tech stories of 2018

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 […]
Our 17 most-read tech stories of 2018
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The 26 most valuable private tech companies in the US

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 […]
The 26 most valuable private tech companies in the US
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A writer who had $60,000 in student loans says it took him 5 years to make the mental shift he needed to pay them off before turning 30

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 […]
A writer who had $60,000 in student loans says it took him 5 years to make the mental shift he needed to pay them off before turning 30
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4 Surprising Ways Taxes Can Affect Your Credit

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 […]
4 Surprising Ways Taxes Can Affect Your Credit