Chris Roane

Chris Roane is a financial blogger who loves to be transparent about money-related issues. He’s paid off massive amounts of credit card debt and is the blog author of Money Stir. His main focus on Money Stir is talking about how money relates to our relationships, personal development, and how to plan for the future we want. He’s been quoted on Market Watch, The Ladders, and other publications.

Is Credit Karma Safe?

Is Credit Karma Safe to Use?
Is Credit Karma Safe to Use?

Is Credit Karma Safe?

Seeing your credit score and viewing your credit reports has become a necessity in this day and age. Everything is becoming digitized, and new websites are launching all the time. But it can be hard to know if sites and apps like Credit Karma are safe or if they are a scam.

Credit Karma provides a free and easy way of viewing your financial history. I discovered Credit Karma earlier this year, and it has drastically simplified my life.

However, it’s always wise to confirm the company you are using is legitimate and safe before jumping in.

The reality is that you should be paranoid about giving any person or company your social security number. If the wrong people get that info, that can easily lead to identity theft or having your financial accounts drained.

Or they might show up at your house asking for money. And nobody wants that.

Before we dive into talking about whether Credit Karma is safe, let’s first look at why you should want to view your credit report.

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Best Tips to Succeed with a Work from Home Job

Best Tips to Succeed with a Work from Home Job - Young man sitting at laptop with coffee
Who Wouldn’t Want to Work from Home?

Want to Work from Home? Here’s What You Need to Know

The thought of working from home is a dream for many. Just imagine — working at home in your pajamas, not having to deal with rush hour, or nosy coworkers, or office politics.

Not to mention all of the money you would save on business attire, drycleaning, vehicle maintenance & gas, expensive lunch outings, and those pesky afternoon lattes.

Nowadays, many companies are coming on board with the reality of remote workers. After all, there’s a lot that’s in it for them as well. Namely, employee health and satisfaction, decreased real estate needs, workers putting in longer hours, and overall flexibility in business coverage.

It’s a win-win for all involved.

So once you land your dream job of working from home, how do you make the very best of that opportunity? What’s your strategy for remaining engaged and motivated, to justify working your 9-to-5 from the comfort of your own home? And how do you make sure you’re being just as productive as you would be if you were physically in office?

These are all important questions that have been tackled by my friend Chris, who has been a remote employee for many years. Chris writes about personal finance, debt, money mindset, and life on his blog, Money Stir.

And as a remote worker myself, I can testify to the importance of all he has listed below. Because you can most definitely become a top performer, even when working from home. But you need to shift your approach a bit, to ensure you’re maintaining visibility as well as exceeding expectations for your customers, peers, and managers.

And with that said, I turn the stage over to Chris!

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