If I heard you correctly, this card is only 2 years old. It's not like you will be closing a 20 year old tradeline.
The CC will continue to report for 10 years after you close it.
If you choose to keep it, you can sock drawer it while placing a recurring payment on it monthly. Netflix or HULU come to mind.
More than 3 years ago, I got a Freedom with a $2,200 CL, then a CSP with the minimum $5k 2 months later. After a while, I then asked Chase to transfer $1,700 over to my CSP and close the Freedom leaving a $500 balance on it.
I then applied for a Freedom Unlimited and got a $4,500 SL.
Chase is known like to chase the folks with wealth and spending. You just need to keep the card active and put on some spending on the card. Then Chase will be impressed and give you a raise. Good luck.
^^^word^^^ + besides having good income one has to update the portal for auto clis imo. income is a big deal with chase imo
Personally I like the card. I like their 5% quarterly deals. The card has called DW name several times to match the Chase Ink we have for the biz but we stay inside the garden's fence. Preapproval was under great terms.
There is never any good FICO reason to close a CC that doesn't have a AF or MF. Also while a low CL cards may seem like nothing to keep, I know have poeple here, myself included, who had a $300 CL get them through rough times. You never know. Also you may have a reason to get say a auto loan or mortgage with a bank down the road so it helps to have a relationship with them already.
Age ol'question lol. I learned early about Chase and their love for income so i bailed early. Bad choice ,maybe, but i dont lose any sleep for not having a Chase card. Dont worry about being a brat for fretting over a $500 credit limit. Many of us do. True "growing" a credit card may not be the right term or even most important but for many of us, as we continue to improve our credit through the years, we like to see that progress through better scores and larger credit lines, which to me shows more trust in our ability to manage higher credit limits.
Alot of directions you could go here. App another Chase card and move some limits, sd, or close. Best of luck with your decision!!
Don't think I could've put it better! I would app for another chase card but I'm in the garden until the end of this year, that's why I'm trying to grow my cards with soft pull cli's. Plus, I'm over the 5/24 rule with Chase so I couldn't if I wanted to. I think I'm going to give it to my kid (AU) and get him started early.
Keep the card and use it strictly for 5% bonus spending. Bonus spend is capped at $1500 per quarter so having a huge CL for the Freedom is a waste.
Freedom is one of DW's rotating grocery cards... this quarter, they're giving you 5% back on your cell phone bill so I took it out of her wallet and will use it to pay the phone bill for 90 days or so...
I vote keep it and use for the rotating categories...obviously.
My opinion on freedom and most cards that have no AF is to keep them open what is the harm in keeping it open , it helps your AAOA , and you can occasinally get some good value out of it if it has 5 % categories. Freedom for me is on Gas duty as well as cable, I don't even know really why its on cable duty since i have ink + for that.
My cell phone bill is being handled by CIP for 3x + cell phone insurance.