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$4 billion Credit Karma's CEO reveals how a single meeting in 2008 saved the company from going under

Kenneth Lin, Credit Karma's CEO, spoke to Business Insider about how a meeting with a TransUnion executive in 2008 was critical to the startups' future.  Lin met with TransUnion's John Danaher to convince the credit agency to continue working with Credit Karma after it had issued a 30-day notice terminating the two companies business relationship. Lin was named one of Business Insider's 10 people transforming finance.  See the full list of 100 people transforming business here. As the CEO of ...
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What is Credit Monitoring?

According to a 2018 study from Javelin Strategy & Research, more than 16.7 million Americans were victims of identity theft or fraud in 2017. That figure represents a record high number of identity theft victims that year, but the year before was also another record high. Amounts stolen in 2017 added up to $16.8 billion in losses for consumers, much of which was the direct result of data breaches. However, fraudsters and thieves are becoming more and more sophisticated in their techniques, meani...
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The Basics of Borrowing: Find the Right Balance

Borrowing money gives you more spending power to buy a car, a house, or to finance a college education. Borrowing money also puts you in debt which limits your future spending power. If you’re shopping for a loan, balancing these two realities can help you maintain a healthy financial life. When You Should Get a Loan Some people believe in avoiding debt at all costs. On the surface you can’t really argue with this premise. Debt can be debilitating, especially high interest credit card debt. Wh...
Tags: Credit Cards, New York City, Marketing, San Francisco, Usda, Credit, Loans, Credit Karma, FHA, Private Mortgage Insurance, Medical Lines of Credit, Credit Scores Lenders, Home Equity Loan Home


Turbotax vs. TaxSlayer vs. Credit Karma Comparison

Looking to find the best way to file your taxes and save the money this tax season? Look no further than this comparison of three excellent options: TurboTax, TaxSlayer, and Credit Karma. E ach option listed here gives you a way to walk through your tax filing virtually, and they all file your taxes for you with the federal and state governments. All have various levels of support and guidance when you are filing your taxes, though. So depending on what you need, one option may serve your need...
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What Is The Cheapest Tax Software for 2019?

If you don’t qualify to file your taxes for free, what’s the next best option? We’ll compare prices and features below to help you find the cheapest tax software. T here are five major tax preparation software packages on the market that most do-it-yourself tax preparers will use: Credit Karma Tax, TurboTax, TaxACT, H&R Block, and eSmart Tax. Comparing these options to find the cheapest can be a real chore. Each has several editions with varying features. As a result, it is essential to compar...
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Don’t procrastinate, Credit Karma lets you file your taxes online for free

Credit Karma is known for providing free credit scoring and reporting, among other financial services. And now that it's tax season, Credit Karma is offering the option to file your tax return for free with no hidden fees. The post Don’t procrastinate, Credit Karma lets you file your taxes online for free appeared first on Digital Trends.
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How to Track Credit Score Changes + Free Credit Monitoring (No Credit Card Required)

Updated 2019. As noted, the government requires the credit bureaus to provide you a free credit report once every 12 months. However, the services listed below provide you a free credit score updated throughout the year either daily, weekly, or monthly. Most offer additional data taken directly from your credit reports, while some even offer free daily credit monitoring or free identity protection services. As of 2019, all three major credit bureaus are covered: TransUnion, Equifax, and Experia...
Tags: Credit Cards, Marketing, Debt, Credit Karma, Isaac, WalletHub, Equifax, TransUnion, Deals & Offers, Credit Sesame, VantageScore, Transunion Equifax, WalletHub WalletHub, Credit Karma CreditKarma, VantageScore Score


6 Free (Or Cheap) Ways To Do Your Taxes Online

Tax season is here.And while you are likely not too excited about that, you should definitely start gearing up for it now, gathering your documents together, and taking note of upcoming deadlines (remember: Tax Day is on April 15). You also might want to start figuring out where you're going to file this year.How you choose to file will depend on your particular tax situation. For instance, if you are a full-time employee and only have one W-2 to deal with, the process will likely be more strai...
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How to Ditch TurboTax

As you get ready to file your taxes, you may wonder which software is best for you. There are plenty of options, including new-ish players like Credit Karma, but the go-to for many filers is TurboTax. The King of Tax Software, though, has a few problems. Read more...
Tags: Personal Finance, Money, Taxes, Tax, Lifehacks, Credit Karma, Turbotax


LifeLock Review – Protecting Your Identity

LifeLock is the most recognizable identity theft protection company. But does it work, and is it worth the cost? Our LifeLock review has the answers. LifeLock Identity Theft Kevin Mercadante's rating 9.5 Security Features 9.5 Program Cost 9.0 ...
Tags: Google, Personal Finance, Microsoft, Marketing, Samsung, Customer Service, Bank, LifeLock, Credit Karma, Norton, U S Postal Service, Standard, Equifax, Tempe Arizona, TransUnion, Advantage


Equifax, Western Union, Priceline settle with New York attorney general over insecure mobile apps

New York’s attorney general has settled with five tech and financial giants, requiring each company to implement basic security on their mobile apps. The settlements force Credit Sesame, Equifax (yes, that Equifax), Priceline, Spark Networks, and Western Union to ensure data sent between the app and their servers are encrypted. Specifically, the attorney general said their apps “could have allowed sensitive information entered by users — such as passwords, social security numbers, credit card nu...
Tags: New York, Tech, House, Federal Trade Commission, Credit Karma, Western Union, Underwood, Equifax, Wi Fi network, Barbara Underwood, Equifax Western Union Priceline, Credit Sesame Equifax, Equifax Priceline Spark Networks


Payment service Toss becomes Korea’s newest unicorn after raising $80M

South Korea has got its third unicorn startup after Viva Republica, the company beyond popular payment app Toss, announced it has raised an $80 million round at a valuation of $1.2 billion. This new round is led by U.S. firms Kleiner Perkins and Ribbit Capital, both of which cut their first checks for Korea with this deal. Others participating include existing investors Altos Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, Goodwater Capital, KTB Network, Novel, PayPal and Qualcomm Ventures. The de...
Tags: Amazon, Fundings & Exits, Apps, Asia, South Korea, Europe, Money, Finance, Southeast Asia, Softbank, Funding, Samsung, America, Tech, E-commerce, Economy


Credit Karma acquires Noddle from TransUnion and expands to the UK

Credit Karma, the US startup with 85 million users that offers credit reports and a platform to browse and buy other financial services, has made an acquisition to help it kick-start its first overseas expansion beyond the US and Canada: it has acquired Noddle, a UK-based credit reporting service with 4 million users, from TransUnion. Financial terms of the deal are not being disclosed, but Valerie Wagoner, Credit Karma’s VP of International (who had previously been at Twitter), said that it wil...
Tags: TC, Twitter, UK, US, Tech, Canada, United Kingdom, Credit Karma, Equifax, Wagoner, TransUnion, Callcredit, John Danaher, Noddle, TransUnion Financial, Valerie Wagoner Credit Karma s VP of International


The 25 most valuable private tech companies in the US

Tech companies are continuing to garner major investments from venture capitalists. Major tech startups like Uber, Airbnb, and SpaceX are among the most highly valued private companies, PitchBook reports. But recent major investments into burgeoning tech startups — including Slack, Instacart, and Stripe — have brought new players into the spotlight. At this point, there are almost too many billion-dollar startups to count. Uber's $72 billion valuation solidifies the company's spot at the top. H...
Tags: Uber, Spacex, US, Trends, Houzz, Credit Karma, San Francisco California, PitchBook, Palo Alto California


The Best Free Credit Score Apps

Your credit score determines the interest rate that lenders charge you for debt (and whether you can secure a loan at all). That means your credit score affects everything major you buy—your car, your house, and even your education. It makes sense not only to track your credit score but also take the necessary steps to improve it. These apps will help you do both. Will Checking My Credit Score Impact My Credit Score? No. Checking your credit score is usually a “soft request” or a “soft pull,”...
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Back-to-Business Basics: Get a Great Start on the Upcoming Year

By Steve Cohen When autumn rolls around it marks a new beginning as kids make their way back to school. This time of year is also one of the best times to get back to business basics and prepare for success in the upcoming year. To help you, I worked with my team at Excelsior Growth Fund to put together this list of essential business items that you should review. Each of these is critical to small business success and updating and improving them today means that when 2019 rolls around, you’ll b...
Tags: Business, Money, Credit Karma, Right Now, Steve Cohen, Equifax, TransUnion, Excelsior Growth Fund


This week’s best deals include, free theater, a free car wash, free children’s days in San Diego and more

You can’t say the word free without smiling and there are so many free things coming up this month that you’ll be grinning like a Halloween jack-o’-lantern. It’s Kids Free San Diego time with a long list of deals and you can see a wide range of entertainment during the Binge Free Festival, plus you can sample food and get your car washed for free and that’s just the start. TIME TO TOAST Specialty Restaurants Corporation is celebrating its 60th anniversary by offering the Dave’s Margarita for 6...
Tags: Deals, California, Sport, Dave, Things To Do, Soccer, San Diego, Castaway, AAA, San Diego Zoo, Credit Karma, Southern California, San Bernardino, Rubio, Anaheim, Burbank


Credit Karma Gets Kooky Again With Its Latest Cracked Campaign

These days, you can bank on Credit Karma to deposit the funny. Back in July, a kooky cat lady and wind-chime-obsessed doofus appeared in ads that explored how using Credit Karma to improve your scores can help you get a new place and escape annoying roommates and neighbors. Now, the brand returns with similarly silly...
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Fintech investment powerhouse Ribbit Capital aims for $420 million with its latest fund

Ribbit Capital, the financial technology investment firm whose portfolio includes hits like the no-fee mobile investment platform, Robinhood; cryptocurrency wallet and marketplace provider, Coinbase; and Root Insurance, the automotive insurance platform that just joined the billion dollar startup club; is raising $420 million for its latest fund, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund would be Ribbit’s fifth foray out with limited partners and its $420 millio...
Tags: TC, Tech, Brazil, Venezuela, South America, New York Stock Exchange, North America, Max Levchin, Robinhood, Securities And Exchange Commission, Credit Karma, Malka, Brian Armstrong, Ribbit, Meyer Micky Malka, Andreessen Horwitz


LendingTree is the secret success story of fintech

For all of the excitement centered around fintech over the past half-decade, most venture-backed fintech companies struggle to acclimate to public markets. LendingClub and OnDeck have plummeted since their late 2014 IPOs after several years of darling status in the private markets. GreenSky, which went public in May of this year, has been unable to return to its IPO price. Square is the exception to the rule. Sometimes we overlook the companies that hail from the era that precedes the current wa...
Tags: Personal Finance, TC, Finance, Tech, Banking, M&a, Square, IAC, Zillow, John Malone, Opentable, Pittsburgh, Credit Karma, Glassdoor, Lendingtree, Blend


Geek Estate Mastermind Newsletter #42 – Shifting the Balance of Power with Pocket Listings, & Techno Fools and Certainty for All

Last week, I dove deep on pocket listings and the strategic implications of the 2018 landscape I laid out. The key question is whether the strategy of using pocket listings to build a buyer audience that sticks around after the market turns prove fruitful for the brokerages and startups working on it? If you’re interested in the research that went into my article, you should read this blog post from last week. Greg talked about the fact that most technos overlook is that the process isn’t as bad...
Tags: Radio, Big Picture, Credit Karma, Redfin, Greg, Andrew Carnegie, Greg Fischer, Mike Maples, Bob Noyce, Balance of Power, Ibuyers, Geek Estate Members, Geek Estate Mastermind, Geek Estate Mastermind Newsletter, Agents and Brokers, Pocket Listings


Credit Karma acquires mortgage platform Approved

Credit Karma, the service best known for providing free credit score monitoring and other financial advice (mostly to millennials), is getting into the mortgage business. The company today announced that it has acquired Approved, a mortgage platform that brings modern technology to a process that even today often still involves faxing documents back and forth. The companies did not disclose the financial details of the transaction. At first glance, this may seem like a bit of an odd acquisition,...
Tags: Tech, Taylor, Zillow, Cto, Credit Karma, Redfin, Singhal, Andy Taylor, Indeed Credit Karama, Nikhyl Singhal, Navtaj Sadhal, Credit Karama


How this woman went from a Pizza Hut employee to a founder of a $4 billion startup

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 her family across the country to found Credit Karma, a startup that today employs 800 people and is valued at $4 billion. But it almost fell apart months after she risked it all.  Nichole Mustard isn't your classic Silicon Valley te...
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How this woman went from a Pizza Hut employee to founder of $4 billion startup

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 her family across the country to found Credit Karma – a startup that today employs 800 people and is valued at $4 billion. But it almost fell apart months after she risked it all. Nichole Mustard isn't your classic Silicon Valley te...
Tags: Amazon, California, La, Stanford, Boston, Virginia, Time, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, United States, Reddit, Pizza Hut, Silicon Valley, Kmart, Fedex


Banking on the cloud: how financial services organizations are embracing cloud technology

Like any industry, financial services organizations face challenges like managing risk, striving for new levels of growth and profitability, and providing great user experiences. But they also grapple with dynamic market forces and shifting regulations, and on top of that, many contend with decades worth of data and legacy systems. As a result, a growing number are turning to the cloud.When I talk to these financial institutions, they tell me they look to the cloud to help them drive growth and ...
Tags: Google, Hong Kong, Europe, Japan, London, Singapore, Paypal, Hsbc, Tokyo, Zurich, Cto, Credit Karma, Osaka, NIST, Google Cloud, GCP


Jina Choi, SF Regional Director of the SEC, is coming to Disrupt to talk ICOs and more

The Securities & Exchange Commission, the federal agency responsible for protecting investors and maintaining fair and orderly functioning of our securities markets, has 11 regional offices, including in Miami, New York, Boston, and Chicago, None has quite the workload as the SEC’s San Francisco regional office, where a major area of focus in recent years has been investor fraud in pre-IPO companies, particularly the many startups that in an earlier era would have either have gone public or else...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Washington, Finance, Government, San Francisco, Tech, Venture Capital, SEC, Silicon Valley, Parker Conrad, Pacific Northwest, Justice Department, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain


What credit score is needed to buy a car

Your credit score needs to be as high as possible before you buy a car — ideally this means more than 740. A credit score this high puts you in prime position to get the best interest rates with the added benefit of not having to worry about whether or not your loan will get approved. You can also save massive amounts of money on your car loan if you have your credit score in check. How much can you save? Let’s assume you have a credit score of 600. If you improved your credit score by just 60 p...
Tags: Credit Cards, Marketing, New York Times, Credit Karma, Wells Fargo, Don, IWT, FICO Score APR Monthly, MyFico Your, MyFico


The 17 Financial Tools I Use

I often get asked what credit cards I recommend, or budgeting software, or how I invest. So, I decided to put it all in one place for your convenience and give you a peek inside my wallet as well! Listed from left to right: My Saddleback wallet – love that thing A well worn photo of the love of my life My TN driver’s license My debit card that I never use (only as a backup) Chase Sapphire Preferred (details below) Medi-Share insurance card (details below) Chase Ink Business Preferred (deta...
Tags: Religion, Warren Buffett, Saddleback, Credit Karma, Vanguard, Linda, TransUnion, No-thumb, Financial Help, B, Chase Ink Business Preferred, Chase Business Unlimited, Equifax Check


Employee burnout is a huge problem in the tech industry. This survey shows which companies have it the worst

Employee burnout and stress is a big problem in the average American workplace, but it's especially true among some of the country's biggest tech companies, many of which have famously rigorous workplace cultures that often encourage long hours, favor young people, and sometimes require unreasonably high levels of productivity.  Blind, a message board app created for employees to talk about work anonymously, surveyed more than 11,000 employees at 30 of the biggest tech companies to find out jus...
Tags: Trends, Nvidia, Blind, Credit Karma


5 Characteristics of High Performance Culture

Sponsored Post It’s no secret that motivation is important to doing good work. “Company culture” has become a popular term among corporate leaders; more and more companies are focusing on creating a culture that fosters motivation in their workforce. This is more than a simple fad: According to the Harvard Business Review (HBR), “Why we work determines how well we work.” Motivation is the key to unlocking performance. In a study conducted on the effects of motivation, groups were given the same...
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