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7 GREAT CREDIT UNIONS ANYONE CAN JOIN

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7 GREAT CREDIT UNIONS ANYONE CAN JOIN

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Moderator Emeritus

Re: 7 GREAT CREDIT UNIONS ANYONE CAN JOIN

I joined  NASA CU.   

Starting Score: 504
July 2013 score:
EQ FICO 819, TU08 778, EX "806 lender pull 07/26/2013
Goal Score: All Scores 760+, Newest goal 800+
Take the myFICO Fitness Challenge

Current scores after adding $81K in CLs and 2 new cars since July 2013
EQ:809 TU 777 EX 790 Now it's just garden time!

June 2017 update: All scores over 820, just pure gardening now.
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Frequent Contributor

Re: 7 GREAT CREDIT UNIONS ANYONE CAN JOIN

Me too! Do you plan to app for any cc's? 

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Valued Contributor

Re: 7 GREAT CREDIT UNIONS ANYONE CAN JOIN


WhiteCollar wrote:

Me too! Do you plan to app for any cc's? 


was it a hp to join?? if so which report?

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Frequent Contributor

Re: 7 GREAT CREDIT UNIONS ANYONE CAN JOIN

I'm sure it was an hp. I'm not sure which agency. 

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Moderator Emeritus

Re: 7 GREAT CREDIT UNIONS ANYONE CAN JOIN

Don't know yet.  Haven't gotten any alerts.  really want to join NFCU but don't really know if I'm eligible.  My father would have been but he's deceased now.  I don't know if they extend membership that way.

Starting Score: 504
July 2013 score:
EQ FICO 819, TU08 778, EX "806 lender pull 07/26/2013
Goal Score: All Scores 760+, Newest goal 800+
Take the myFICO Fitness Challenge

Current scores after adding $81K in CLs and 2 new cars since July 2013
EQ:809 TU 777 EX 790 Now it's just garden time!

June 2017 update: All scores over 820, just pure gardening now.
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Frequent Contributor

Re: 7 GREAT CREDIT UNIONS ANYONE CAN JOIN

I too really want in NFCU but unless I marry a military person, my chances are slim to none Smiley Indifferent

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Established Contributor

Re: 7 GREAT CREDIT UNIONS ANYONE CAN JOIN

My live-in girlfriend has a stepfather who is a veteran. How could I finagle a membership to NFCU out of this situation? I have a good feeling that it's possible. 

AMEX SPG $30K | Citi TY Premier $20k | PenFed PlatRewards $25k | Barclay Arrival+ 40k | Chase Freedom $20k | BofA AMEX $15k | Discover IT $20k | | NASA Platinum-Advantage $20k | CapOne Quicksilver $15k | Amazon Card $10k |

My Journey from Sub-600s:
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Re: 7 GREAT CREDIT UNIONS ANYONE CAN JOIN

Veteran or retired?  There's a difference.  They don't extend to just veterans.  My father worked for DOD for 44 years, grandfather for 33 years.  both are deceased.  I'm just going to call and ask.  My mother receives retirement checks from my dad from the army.  I wonder if that matters.

Starting Score: 504
July 2013 score:
EQ FICO 819, TU08 778, EX "806 lender pull 07/26/2013
Goal Score: All Scores 760+, Newest goal 800+
Take the myFICO Fitness Challenge

Current scores after adding $81K in CLs and 2 new cars since July 2013
EQ:809 TU 777 EX 790 Now it's just garden time!

June 2017 update: All scores over 820, just pure gardening now.
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Established Contributor

Re: 7 GREAT CREDIT UNIONS ANYONE CAN JOIN


Shogun wrote:

Veteran or retired?  There's a difference.  They don't extend to just veterans.  My father worked for DOD for 44 years, grandfather for 33 years.  both are deceased.  I'm just going to call and ask.  My mother receives retirement checks from my dad from the army.  I wonder if that matters.


Honorable discharge. I'm not a military guy nor is my family so apologies in advance because I'm ignorant as to the differences. 

AMEX SPG $30K | Citi TY Premier $20k | PenFed PlatRewards $25k | Barclay Arrival+ 40k | Chase Freedom $20k | BofA AMEX $15k | Discover IT $20k | | NASA Platinum-Advantage $20k | CapOne Quicksilver $15k | Amazon Card $10k |

My Journey from Sub-600s:
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