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Re: 6 new accounts in 4 weeks, FICO down to....

keninmiami wrote:
   My bad, should have put those glasses on first! Thanks for the pointing that out, now it makes sense.


cool Smiley Happy


in any case, i have to agree txjohn is a total poster boy for credit repair/build success:





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Re: 6 new accounts in 4 weeks, FICO down to....

Thanks for the update txjohn.  You and hauling were the inspiration for me to update and add advantages accounts.  My mix is now:

  • 4 credit unions (CSUN, E1, Alliant, and PenFed)
  • 2 small conservative banks (Simmons and First Command)
  • 3 large banks (Amex, Citi, and Wells)
  • 1 large conservative bank (US Bank)

With inquiries, new accounts, etc. I lost 6 points so far on each of EQ and TU.  The last three CUs are due to report, so I expect a further hit.


My objective was to do it in one period of time (Feb-May), as I requested and received line increases in all existing accounts at the same time I added the others.  My AAoAs is now at about 6+ years and I don't anticipate that I'll need to do any more ap or cli activity in the near future.


I am appreciative of the example that you set and thank you for sharing the strategy and great results.



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Re: 6 new accounts in 4 weeks, FICO down to....

Happy to help....I will be glad when my AAoA is back to your level Smiley Happy

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Re: 9 new accounts in 6 weeks, FICO down to....

Man Txjohn,



How do you keep up with all of those old and new accounts?


I only have seven and will be closing maybe two in a year.



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Re: 9 new accounts in 6 weeks, FICO down to....



Congratulations! Whoo HOOO!!!


It is so rewarding when you are able to make the credit game work to your advantage!!!


Strong Work!

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