Credit Karma started trending on Twitter when users realized their free credit scores aren't what lenders actually see.
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An error by one student loan servicer caused borrowers' credit scores to drop.
The hackers stole the names, Social Security numbers and other personal information of tens of millions of Americans from the credit reporting agency's database.
You could piggyback on someone else's good credit instead.
The new credit score from FICO will consider your banking activity, too.
One is your history and the other is your grade. But that's just the beginning.
"They do this because they want to make sure that every account associated with a consumer gets included," Wu said. When
If you've had a headache trying to understand your own credit score, pass the aspirin; you aren't the only one.