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Posts: 720
Registered: ‎08-14-2008

Re: $0.00 balances across the board

Repo-ed wrote:
i did leave $500 reporting for score purposes - though 7k across several accounts was not really impacting my score, it was bothering me immensely!

I know that feeling SO WELL!  I'll buy something on my Amex card or another card and pay it off a week or so later.  It really bothers me to be owing anything!  Right now I'm only floating my Citi Simplicity balance (1200 left from replacement window purchase) and Best Buy because they have 0% interest on them.  Everything else gets PIF before statements cut.  But I do agree, for FICO scoring purposes you do need to show some utilization otherwise it will drop your score.

CCs: Chase Freedom VS 12.9k, CSP VISA Sg 13k, BofA Amex 24.5k, Discover 12.5k, US Bank Cash+ Visa Sg 17k, Macy's Amex 8k/1.5k, Gap Visa 10k, Best Buy 11.1k, Citi TY MC 10.8k, Citi AA Amex 6k, Nordstrom VS 10k, Costco Amex 12k, BofA CR VS 5k, Amex BCP 13.5k, Amex ED 5k, Sears MC 9k, HD 7k, Target 600, Amazon 7k, US Bank MC 15k, US Airways MC 8k, NFL Visa 4k, Patelco Visa 10k, Penfed PR VS 44.6k, Chase Hyatt VS 8k, Citi Simplicity 13.3k, PayPal MC 7.5k, BBVA Visa 4k, WF VS 14k, FNBO Amex 14.1k, OCCU VISA 15k, TR Visa Sg 16.3k, C1 QS Visa 11k, FRN MC 15k, HSN 4k, Saks WEMC 10k/4k, Chase Ink 18k, Arrival WEMC 10k, Ebates VS 8k, Orbitz VS 12k, NASA V 30k, USBk FP VS 17k, DC 30k, VirgAm 15k, Sams MC 15k, Amex Bz Gold, Amex SC 10k, BofW Bz MC 18k
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Registered: ‎08-08-2011

Re: $0.00 balances across the board

Huge congrats, OP! Smiley Happy
MyFICO Scores: 720 (EX 10/05) | 718 (EQ 10/05) | 703 (TU 10/05)| | Amex Plat NPSL | Amex PRG NPSL | Amex Business Gold NPSL | Chase Sapphire Preferred 22,000 | Chase Freedom 20,000 | Walmart 15,000 | Amex Delta Reserve 12,900 | Chase Ritz 10,000 | Diner's Club Elite 10,000 | NASA Platinum Rewards 8,800 | Capital One Quicksilver 2,500
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Posts: 2,110
Registered: ‎12-29-2011

Re: $0.00 balances across the board


The truth is out there...
FICO scores: 764 (EQ) 732 (EX) 757 (TU) 9/14 | Goal score: 750+ (all 3)
Tradelines: Capital One QS NPSL (5.0k) | Discover IT (6.0k) | Walmart Mastercard (5.0k) | Chase Freedom NPSL (7.3k) | Citi Simplicity (9.3k)

Posts: 80
Registered: ‎01-10-2013

Re: $0.00 balances across the board

That's awesome! Must be a great feeling. Congratulations!


I notice feeling so much pressure to hold onto the debt until the day the statement cuts just for scoring...but it feels so much better just owing nothing.

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