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Re: Garden Club Meeting - August 2013

Checking in, back to a measly seedling... got an email for buy now pay later and it was a hard pull didnt know til it was too late (denied). Ugh oh well. Would like to app for the BOA secured because I know I can graduate and possibly get a credit increase in a year but I think I will hold off at least for 4 to 6 months then app. If I am going to get that HP I want to make sure I get approved for it. Scores are still in the high 5's cant seem to get anywhere into the 6's I guess its my student loans all current but I need to pay them down. First payment is due this month. Anyone have tips to raise my score at least to something respectable like 620? Been stuck here forever

 

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Re: Garden Club Meeting - August 2013


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Checking in, back to a measly seedling... got an email for buy now pay later and it was a hard pull didnt know til it was too late (denied). Ugh oh well. Would like to app for the BOA secured because I know I can graduate and possibly get a credit increase in a year but I think I will hold off at least for 4 to 6 months then app. If I am going to get that HP I want to make sure I get approved for it. Scores are still in the high 5's cant seem to get anywhere into the 6's I guess its my student loans all current but I need to pay them down. First payment is due this month. Anyone have tips to raise my score at least to something respectable like 620? Been stuck here forever

 

Thanks!


What else do you have on your CR other than student loans?  Inqs?  AAoA?  Baddies?

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Re: Garden Club Meeting - August 2013


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ronstar7 wrote:

Checking in, back to a measly seedling... got an email for buy now pay later and it was a hard pull didnt know til it was too late (denied). Ugh oh well. Would like to app for the BOA secured because I know I can graduate and possibly get a credit increase in a year but I think I will hold off at least for 4 to 6 months then app. If I am going to get that HP I want to make sure I get approved for it. Scores are still in the high 5's cant seem to get anywhere into the 6's I guess its my student loans all current but I need to pay them down. First payment is due this month. Anyone have tips to raise my score at least to something respectable like 620? Been stuck here forever

 

Thanks!


What else do you have on your CR other than student loans?  Inqs?  AAoA?  Baddies?


Baddies= 4(EQ) 1(TU) 1(EX) late car payments all current but when I pay it has already hit the report as late 

Inq 

TU=29 (1 from 2011 and the rest from 2012 and 2013)

EX=17 (2012 and 2013)

EQ=16 (2012) and (2013)

Tax lien paid falling off next year

AAOA= 2.5 year I believe oldest account is 8 years


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Re: Garden Club Meeting - August 2013

I'm sure the late payments and Inqs are killing your score.  30 & 60 day lates don't matter as much after couple of years, and by then your Inqs will have aged and fell off.  Unfortunately time is what you need, but I guess you knew that because you're in the Garden Club!  Don't apply for anything for 6 months to a year and your scores will improve.

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Re: Garden Club Meeting - August 2013


manwoot wrote:

I'm sure the late payments and Inqs are killing your score.  30 & 60 day lates don't matter as much after couple of years, and by then your Inqs will have aged and fell off.  Unfortunately time is what you need, but I guess you knew that because you're in the Garden Club!  Don't apply for anything for 6 months to a year and your scores will improve.


Yeah, I feel so as well. The scores remained the same even after the lates. Its almost as if they dont want to go up lol. So thats all it would take is not applying for anythng? I guess and obviously paying down as much as I can on everything i can. 

 

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Re: Garden Club Meeting - August 2013

Checking in - I'm still here!


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Re: Garden Club Meeting - August 2013

Wow, its 10am MT and we are 17 pages in!

I'm still here... no plans to abandon my garden.  Hopefully my upcoming medical bills won't change that....

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Checking in for August, Just finished watering my seeds. 8 months to go.

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Re: Garden Club Meeting - August 2013

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Hi everyone! I've actually made it up to day # 29!!

 

I never could make the seedling appear in my sig, (only got that little red x), but maybe tomorrow I can get that bronze spade to work!

 

Highlights for this month will be the attempted 3x CLI for Amex in 11 days!

 

Happy Gardening!  Smiley Very Happy

 

 

edit: Oh wait! Is it 30 days, or a full calendar month? I may have to wait until Saturday....Smiley Sad



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Re: Garden Club Meeting - August 2013

OH SNAP!

 

I just was informed that my mortgage is going to pull again when I close!  Will this still count as one inquiry if I'm within 45 days?  Will it reset the clock for my gardening?

 

I also doubt my increase in trade lines will doom my closing...  I should still keep the balances low or nil until it closes right?

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