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Best Visa

First off I love this forum.

Second, I already have Discover and Amex, and really would like to have a Visa/Mastercard too. Which would I be most suited for?

 

My experian is 768 via my discover card.

I also have Kohls, Carecredit, Hdepot and a military star.

 

my amex has a high balance because of a home emergency, which I think is the reason my score dropped from 792.

 

I have no baddies ever and oldest credit is 8 years.

oh and have a mortgage.

 

sorry, Im a newbie at forums. thanks for any suggestions.

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creditbarbie wrote:

First off I love this forum.

Second, I already have Discover and Amex, and really would like to have a Visa/Mastercard too. Which would I be most suited for?

 

My experian is 768 via my discover card.

I also have Kohls, Carecredit, Hdepot and a military star.

 

my amex has a high balance because of a home emergency, which I think is the reason my score dropped from 792.

 

I have no baddies ever and oldest credit is 8 years.

oh and have a mortgage.

 

sorry, Im a newbie at forums. thanks for any suggestions.


What cards and limits you have now?

What is high balance on amex?

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Re: Best Visa


creditbarbie wrote:

First off I love this forum.

Second, I already have Discover and Amex, and really would like to have a Visa/Mastercard too. Which would I be most suited for?

 

My experian is 768 via my discover card.

I also have Kohls, Carecredit, Hdepot and a military star.

 

my amex has a high balance because of a home emergency, which I think is the reason my score dropped from 792.

 

I have no baddies ever and oldest credit is 8 years.

oh and have a mortgage.

 

sorry, Im a newbie at forums. thanks for any suggestions.


Get your utilization below 9% and then start applying. As for which card you should get, it depends on what you are looking for. Low interest? Cash rewards? Travel points?

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4k discover, 400 balance

5k Amex, 1800 balance

1500 Kohls, 0 balance

4500 hdepot, 0 balance

10k, starcard, 1500 balance on a no interest purchase have 13 more months to pif before an interest charge.

4250 carecredit, 0 balance saving for kids braces in future.

310k mortgage.

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See, idk what Im looking for, this forum has shown me that Im using credit wrong. I was always taught credit was for emergencies only, so I just have them sitting around until that happens, which now I know I should have used them to pay bills and then pif right away. My kohls charge helped build my credit and I was able to buy my first house. 

 

I really love my discover card though, and the rewards, so maybe Im a rewards type person.

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Chase Freedom  $0 AF   good rewards. 

or 

Chase Saphire prefered  AF $95 if you spend enough it will pay for it self... 


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Re: Best Visa

+1 chase freedom

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jamesdwi wrote:

Chase Freedom  $0 AF   good rewards. 

or 

Chase Saphire prefered  AF $95 if you spend enough it will pay for it self... 


Psht, who cares about AF when you could have an epic looking card made out of metal!!!

 

 

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creditbarbie wrote:

First off I love this forum.

Second, I already have Discover and Amex, and really would like to have a Visa/Mastercard too. Which would I be most suited for?

 

My experian is 768 via my discover card.

I also have Kohls, Carecredit, Hdepot and a military star.

 

my amex has a high balance because of a home emergency, which I think is the reason my score dropped from 792.

 

I have no baddies ever and oldest credit is 8 years.

oh and have a mortgage.

 

sorry, Im a newbie at forums. thanks for any suggestions.


You could look at the BankAmeriCard Cash Rewards Card. https://www.bankofamerica.com/credit-cards/products/cash-back-credit-card.go?cid=2083809&po=B9

 

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Noticed the Military Star.  Are you still in service or retired (as opposed to veteran)?

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