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Credit Karma Beta: Free Credit Credit Monitoring + Linking of your Credit Card Accounts EXPIRED

BostonGirl 5,419 February 12, 2013 at 08:25 AM in Finance (4) More CreditKarma Deals
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Promoted 02-12-2013 at 10:17 AM View Original Post
Credit Karma offers Credit Karma Beta for Free. Included is Free Credit Credit Monitoring plus Linking of your Credit Card Accounts all in one place. Thanks BostonGirl
Note: This is an improvement over our last posting of Credit Karma as the new CC linking is available.

Connect your accounts to:
  • Track bills and spending habits
  • Compare credit report data with your real-time bank account data
  • Receive email alerts on all of your accounts to stay on top of your finances
Safe & Secure
  • Bank-level encryption
  • Secure connection
  • No credentials stored in our database

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Edited February 12, 2013 at 10:14 AM by brisar
Credit Karma is now offering a new feature allowing you to link your credit card accounts for free.

LINK


Connect your accounts to:
  • Track bills and spending habits
  • Compare credit report data with your real-time bank account data
  • Receive email alerts on all of your accounts to stay on top of your finances
Safe & Secure
  • Bank-level encryption
  • Secure connection
  • No credentials stored in our database

9,995 of 10,000
BETA ACCOUNTS REMAINING


Access All of Your Finances, All in One Place, All for Free
Free Credit Scores & Credit Monitoring
Real-Time Transactions & Notifications
Always Free. No Credit Cards Needed
Credit Karma gives you access to all of your financial information — bank accounts, credit cards, bills, mortgages, loans, investments, and, of course, your credit scores — all in one location, all under one account, all for free.
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Last Edited by Birls February 14, 2013 at 07:06 AM
0 of 10,000 beta spots left.

No arguing in the wiki.

FYI - uses Yodlee for backend (like mint used to, before getting acquired by intuit)

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I've never heard of Credit Karma. Are they safe/reliable?
A: Yes, I have been using them for over a year from a prior free deal. Great monitoring, never had any troubles.

I have an account in BCU baxter credit union and they this for free. So everyone who has BCU account can get this for free without worrying abour number spots left. vijju

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Credit Karma is now offering a new feature allowing you to link your credit card accounts for free.

LINK [creditkarma.com]


Connect your accounts to:
  • Track bills and spending habits
  • Compare credit report data with your real-time bank account data
  • Receive email alerts on all of your accounts to stay on top of your finances
Safe & Secure
  • Bank-level encryption
  • Secure connection
  • No credentials stored in our database

9,995 of 10,000
BETA ACCOUNTS REMAINING
So, basically this is like Mint.com?

I'm not really seeing the value-added in doing this. I don't really like the idea of doing this with a Mint or CreditKarma. If it were like AMEX, I'd be a little more likely to do this.
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thanks, i signed up!
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nice thanks
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FYI you apparently can't sign up for the beta if you already have an account with them (strange approach, IMO). EDIT: nm, I see the link for existing account holders now.

Oh well, maybe for the best. I like credit karma, but exposing all my financial account info to a product with "beta" in its name may not be the wisest financial move to start with Wink
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So, basically this is like Mint.com?

I'm not really seeing the value-added in doing this. I don't really like the idea of doing this with a Mint or CreditKarma. If it were like AMEX, I'd be a little more likely to do this.
I have never used Mint.com, but I have had an account with CreditKarma for years. This is awesome for me since I am always forgetting my CC logins...I can't count how many times I have been locked out of my accounts..LMAO
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FYI you apparently can't sign up for the beta if you already have an account with them (strange approach, IMO).

Click the link that says "I Already Have a Credit Karma Account".
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I just use lastpass and "Daily Links" in Chrome to view all of my CC accounts and bank accounts each morning.
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Quote from puddnhead View Post :
FYI you apparently can't sign up for the beta if you already have an account with them (strange approach, IMO).

Oh well, maybe for the best. I like credit karma, but exposing all my financial account info to a product with "beta" in its name may not be the wisest financial move to start with Wink
Log into your account and on your dashboard you will see if you scroll down "View Your Transaction History.Connect your online accounts to view your recent transactions right here on Credit Karma."
It should work.
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I have never used Mint.com, but I have had an account with CreditKarma for years. This is awesome for me since I am always forgetting my CC logins...I can't count how many times I have been locked out of my accounts..LMAO
I guess. I've never had a problem with CC logins, so I've never worried about that aspect (plus you can always have them resend to your e-mail on file as long as you enter the correct security information).

The issue I have with these all-in-one finance sites is that if that one falls, all the rest of your financial information will be available which makes it much more of a headache if someone hacks into that site. And you're trading off convenience for a much greater chance of financial exploitation which for me isn't worth it.

But to each their own.
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Looks alright. Doesn't have options like setting budgets or savings goals like Mint. Looks nice though, going to play around with it. We'll see if I'm still using this in a month. Thanks.
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Log into your account and on your dashboard you will see if you scroll down "View Your Transaction History.Connect your online accounts to view your recent transactions right here on Credit Karma."
It should work.
Yeah, I figured it & updated my post a minute before your post, but you probably hadn't refreshed. Thanks.
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A bit scared that a third party site (no matter how reputable) has ALL my CC logins... especially after seeing that Twitter is so unsecured, what happens if Credit Karma is compromised?
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