Posts by Bethy Hardeman of Credit Karma

A Better Way to Pay Your Credit Card

From closing dates to grace periods, keep these dates and numbers in mind when managing your plastic. More

Ask an Expert: Why Don’t I Have a Credit Report?

A reader tried to pull her credit report and didn’t have one. Why, and what can she do? More

10 Top Credit Mistakes to Avoid

Keeping stellar credit can save you tens of thousands of dollars. That’s why you’ll want to avoid these ten pitfalls. More

10 Things You’re Embarrassed to Ask About Credit

Long after we finish school, we’ll still be graded on how we handle credit. Clear up the mysteries of your credit score and report with these 10 questions. More

I Want to Monitor and Improve My Credit Score

Want to improve your credit score? Use this checklist to give it a boost. More

Credit Scores 101

A good credit score can save you some serious cash—think $5,000 on a 60-month $20,000 auto loan, according to one study. Find out how to manage it well. More

Credit Reports 101

It’s not as juicy as a memoir, but your credit report tells one story of your life—a financial one. And it can help you when you make big financial decisions. More

I Want to Get My Credit Report

Regularly pulling your credit report and verifying all your credit details could save you thousands. Here’s how to get it and correct any mistakes. More