04-01-2013 07:12 PM
Hi guys, after very good advice from the forum members, I was approved for a Capital 1 Secured Mastercard. I am new to USA and building credit. I just received an email saying my new card is on its way.
I only have that one card and was told to hang on to it at least for 6 months which I will do as well as making $500 deposits every month to increase CL, paying in full and having less than 9% utilization. My question is, should I apply for another card to have 2 cards in order to improve my score or should I play it safe for 6 months? I was on my way to apply for a CU card but decided to follow advice given in this forum but I would like to confirm that I did the right thing.
Thinking ahead and following a suggestion from a member of the forum I am thinking about applying for an AMEX charge card once at least 6 to 8 months have passed.
04-01-2013 07:21 PM
Congrats on the new card!
Personally, I'd probably wait a few months before applying for another one, but there are more experienced members here who might be able to give better judgment than mine.
04-01-2013 07:23 PM
You should apply for another card. Try a store card, those are easy to get
04-01-2013 08:01 PM
You should stick with the original plan for best results
04-01-2013 08:08 PM
@Myjourney i have read almost all your posts on your blog. Good info. Thanks for sharing that! I plan to follow original plan and keep you guys updated.
I look forward to seeing great success from your future post which will include good cards,limits and outstanding scores
04-01-2013 08:12 PM - edited 04-01-2013 08:13 PM
Congrats. I started with this card april of 2012 with a $750 limit waited till feb 2013 to apply for unsecured card and was approved, then approved for discover card today. This is just to say that the card and the info from the people here can bring you to wonderful credit cards and limits with due time
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