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Another card or wait a year?

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Another card or wait a year?

I've opened 5 new cards this year:
 
AMEX Green
AMEX Delta Gold Skymiles
Chase United Mileage Plus Visa
Hooters MC
Wamu Visa
 
All of my FICO reports show "BAD" for the amount of new credit (duh!) - but should I bit the bullet and get one more (I am interested in a Citi HHonors) and then let them all age? I don't want need any more after that.  Or should I let the new cards age and get the Citi next year (at which point I'll have "new" credit once again)???
 


Message Edited by techno-pagan on 06-03-2008 06:59 PM
TU (3/30/09): 771
EQ (3/30/09): 751
EX (5/19/08): 715
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Re: Another card or wait a year?

I would say bite the bullet and app for it. If you get it then you are all set. If you dont get it then wait for a 6 months and then apply. That way you can put your mind at peace. Go for it and be done with it.
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Re: Another card or wait a year?

IF you are satisfied with the limits wait till next year. Which doesn't belong and why? Where did the Hooters card come from? Smiley Happy
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Re: Another card or wait a year?



smallfry wrote:
IF you are satisfied with the limits wait till next year. Which doesn't belong and why? Where did the Hooters card come from? Smiley Happy

I am satisfied with my limits - I have plenty of credit and only 1% utilization.
 
I'd like to get a HHonors reward card and do not want another AMEX (plus there is no annual fee on the Citi).
 
As for the Hooters - well my scores were 100 points lower when I applied and I wanted a Mastercard and the talk was all about the great limits they were handing out.  Well I got a $500 limit Smiley Sad so it has been underwear drawered (not even worthy of the sock drawer).
 
It has not annual fee so it is not likely to see the light of day any time soon Smiley Mad

 
TU (3/30/09): 771
EQ (3/30/09): 751
EX (5/19/08): 715
Senior Contributor

Re: Another card or wait a year?

Not a popular opinion around here but I would close the Hooters. Doesn't do you any good and there is the possibility future lenders might skimp on credit limits if they see a low limit card like that.
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Re: Another card or wait a year?

Hmm, I'll have to consider closing the Hooters - my plan was to just file it away and see if the game me a CLI after 6 months (Aug/Sept).

It really does me no good I guess - but since there was no annual fee I wasn't really concerned.

Thanks for the input!
TU (3/30/09): 771
EQ (3/30/09): 751
EX (5/19/08): 715
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Re: Another card or wait a year?

i don't understand the low limit on hooters with your scores.  I would dump it and get a prime card.  I don't know if Merrick Bank is still doing Hooters or if it's Millenium bank  but neither one are very good.
What about BofA or a good Credit Union?


Message Edited by casinoannie97 on 06-04-2008 08:20 AM
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Re: Another card or wait a year?



casinoannie97 wrote:
i don't understand the low limit on hooters with your scores. I would dump it and get a prime card. I don't know if Merrick Bank is still doing Hooters or if it's Millenium bank but neither one are very good.
What about BofA or a good Credit Union?


Message Edited by casinoannie97 on 06-04-2008 08:20 AM




My only real desire is the Citi HHonors card - I don't really need any more credit but I would like to add to my HHonors points (and not have to worry about the expiration when I am not staying at a Hilton for an extended period).

The low CL on the Hooters was due to my scores being about 100 points lower at the time I applied - my "desire" for a Mastercard - and my anticipation of a larger CL based on what I read here. Unfortunately I applied right when they were tightening things up and I got a crappy CL.
TU (3/30/09): 771
EQ (3/30/09): 751
EX (5/19/08): 715