Let’s talk about personal finance, shall we?
Get excited for our brand new (and first ever) editorial podcast where we break down personal finance. Each week we invite experts to cover money-related topics and answer questions from Credit Karma members. It’s a fine(ance) podcast that you won’t want to miss.
Editorial Note: Credit Karma receives compensation from third-party advertisers, but that doesn’t affect our editors’ opinions. Our marketing partners don’t review, approve or endorse our editorial content. It’s accurate to the best of our knowledge when posted.
Recap of Federal Student Loans in 2022
Student loans can be a roller coaster at the best of times. It’s been especially wild during the pandemic. Clint Proctor, Credit Karma writer, joins host Gaby Lapera to talk about COVID-19 federal student loan forbearance and the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.
Credit Cards Editor Eric Freeman and host Gaby Lapera talk about travel credit cards. Are they worth it? How do you choose one? Also, we plumb Eric’s psychological depths with travel-related free word association. Learn more about cash back vs credit card points here.
Balance Transfer Credit Cards
A balance transfer credit card may help you save money in interest. But before you apply for one of these cards and accept an offer, there are three key factors to consider. Senior Editor Eric Freeman and host Gaby Lapera break them down.
The Basics of Credit Scores
Podcast Host and Credit Karma Content Strategist Gaby Lapera and Editor Evelyn Pimplaskar discuss some of the fundamentals of credit scores, such as what they are, factors that can drive your scores up or down and strategies for improving them. Learn more about improving your credit scores here.
Having cash on hand during an emergency can be the difference between weathering a storm and financial ruin. Editor Rebecca Moran and host Gaby Lapera talk about the basics of starting an emergency fund, the importance of saving and some saving strategies.
Retail Store Cards
You know how a lot of stores try to get you to apply for a credit card? Editor Eric Freeman chats with host Gaby Lapera about the pros and cons of retail store cards, with some meditations on meatballs and humanity along the way.
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