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McArthur
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Registered: ‎12-24-2012
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Re: Garden Club Meeting - January 2013

Hi folks!

 

I'd love to start gardening, but can you lock me in?  I tend to escape.  Maybe we need inpatient lock-down for cardaholics.  

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jsucool76
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Re: Garden Club Meeting - January 2013


McArthur wrote:

Hi folks!

 

I'd love to start gardening, but can you lock me in?  I tend to escape.  Maybe we need inpatient lock-down for cardaholics.  



McArthur wrote:

Hi folks!

 

I'd love to start gardening, but can you lock me in?  I tend to escape.  Maybe we need inpatient lock-down for cardaholics.  


My first gardening session lasted all of 4 days I think. It is really hard to do. 

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maiden_girl
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Registered: ‎12-29-2011
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Re: Garden Club Meeting - January 2013


dodgerslv wrote:

maiden_girl wrote:

My last app was for an auto loan. It proved successful so no more apps for me this year. My goal is to garden my cards and grow the CLs with soft pulls. Last app was 12/17/12.


congrats on the auto loan and very nice APR!


Thank you :smileyhappy:

 

I'm trying to stay in the garden this year!!

 

I realized that the only reason I app'd for so many cards was because when I only had 2 credit cards during a time I was trying to obtain an auto loan ASAP...no one would give me a chance b/c I didn't have enough revolving credit...credit game makes no sense sometimes.

The truth is out there...
FICO scores: 764 (EQ) 732 (EX) 757 (TU) 9/14 | Goal score: 750+ (all 3)
Tradelines: Capital One QS NPSL (5.0k) | Discover IT (6.0k) | Walmart Mastercard (5.0k) | Chase Freedom NPSL (7.3k) | Citi Simplicity (9.3k)






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jm00ser
Posts: 156
Registered: ‎07-11-2012
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Re: Garden Club Meeting - January 2013

Still gardening strong! Gold spade in a few days! And hopefully an auto CLI from Discover for my 6 months!

In full gardening/ debt annihilation mode! (4/15/13)
Notre Dame FCU Visa 0/2k (8/04); CapOne Best Buy 800/1.5k (7\06)
Citi Thank You World MC 4800/9.7k (1/11); Amex Zync NPSL (9/11)
Chase Freedom Visa 1600/3.8k (9/11); Chase Southwest RR Premier Visa Signature 4300/10.7k (6/12); Discover It 0/3k (7/12)
EQ: 751 (4/1/13) EX: 742 (4/8/13) TU: 732 (4/8/13)
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Sweets8E
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Registered: ‎03-07-2009
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Re: Garden Club Meeting - January 2013

Rejoining the garden after stepping out to apply for the PRG Amex in November and then being hit again for an app for a Corporate Amex. On the bright side, 3 days ago, I was able to get CLI's on all 3 of my Navy Federal cards with all soft pulls, and an increase on my Wally card too without a HP.

 

I'll be gardening the following:

 

NFCU NRewards Visa - $7k

NFCU NRewards Mastercard - $3k

NFCU Cash Rewards Visa - $4k

Chase Southwest Visa - $5k

Barclays Apple - $1.6k

Discover More - $1k

PayPal Smart Credit - $1.5k

American Signature Furniture - $1.5k

Wally - $800

 

Sock Drawering These Until I Can Close Them At 1 year:

 

Shop NBC

AE

Abercrombie & Fitch

Dillard's

Zales

 

 


Starting Score: 686 TU / 683 EQ 01/17/2013
Current Score: 703 TU / 691 EQ 10/04/2013 / 688 EX 11/12/2013
Goal Score: 700 across all three


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Sweets8E
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Re: Garden Club Meeting - January 2013


jsucool76 wrote:

McArthur wrote:

Hi folks!

 

I'd love to start gardening, but can you lock me in?  I tend to escape.  Maybe we need inpatient lock-down for cardaholics.  



McArthur wrote:

Hi folks!

 

I'd love to start gardening, but can you lock me in?  I tend to escape.  Maybe we need inpatient lock-down for cardaholics.  


My first gardening session lasted all of 4 days I think. It is really hard to do. 


It's all the success stories on this forum. I swear, living vicariously through everyone else's posts has not worked for me. LOL I get the app itch as soon as I see someone with similar scores getting approved. It's my weakness. This time I'm trying to be good.


Starting Score: 686 TU / 683 EQ 01/17/2013
Current Score: 703 TU / 691 EQ 10/04/2013 / 688 EX 11/12/2013
Goal Score: 700 across all three


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QAMngrGirl
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Registered: ‎11-28-2012
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Re: Garden Club Meeting - January 2013


Sweets8E wrote:

jsucool76 wrote:

McArthur wrote:

Hi folks!

 

I'd love to start gardening, but can you lock me in?  I tend to escape.  Maybe we need inpatient lock-down for cardaholics.  



McArthur wrote:

Hi folks!

 

I'd love to start gardening, but can you lock me in?  I tend to escape.  Maybe we need inpatient lock-down for cardaholics.  


My first gardening session lasted all of 4 days I think. It is really hard to do. 


It's all the success stories on this forum. I swear, living vicariously through everyone else's posts has not worked for me. LOL I get the app itch as soon as I see someone with similar scores getting approved. It's my weakness. This time I'm trying to be good.


Same here! Still here from last month, staying put until at least April - trying for June when my accounts should all be ready for CLI's =)

Start: Nov'12 EQ 699/EX 685/TU 696 / Current: April''14 EQ 715/EX 709/TU 709 * Goal 750+


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chexxie
Posts: 23
Registered: ‎02-05-2010
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Re: Garden Club Meeting - January 2013

Happy New Year! :smileyhappy:

 

I'll be gardening this year as well.

My 4 CCs: $24,800 total, Util: 11.77%. I intend to bring it below 7% and keep it low.

Student loan: $4,500 left to pay. Personal Loan: $5,300 w/ 30 months left on term.

1 HP inq in 7/12 for loan from NFCU showing on EQ only.

 

My FICO: EQ 773 | TU 782 - 12/12
Garden Club: App-free since 7/12

Plan for 2013: Continue to pay down loans and CC. No new apps anytime soon.

 

Cheers

testMy FICO: EQ 787 - 01/14 | TU 782 - 9/13 | EX ??? - ?/?
Garden Club: App-free since 7/12
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staifokuzed
Posts: 180
Registered: ‎12-19-2012
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Re: Garden Club Meeting - January 2013

Two days in i find myself wanting more. I have two apps that i have no clue on status. VS card (soft PULL) can't find any way to contact. Sears (citi says no record of application) guess i have to wait for the letters. It is hard to fight the urge to seek new credit.
I know its best to not apply. I just want to apply For 30 or 40 cards then i can be done.
AMEX B SKY-1K AMEX PRG- NPSL USAA PLTM -6K
DISCOVER IT- 5.2K BARCLAY REWARD- 3.2K
PAYPAL REWARDS -6K VICTORIA SECRETS -1750
USAA AMEX-5.5K CITI TY PREFR 3.1K(NPSL) CHASE FREEDOM -1K
SPORTSMAN VISA- 8K AMEX ED PRFD- 8.5
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tcbofade
Posts: 2,546
Registered: ‎09-26-2011
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Re: Garden Club Meeting - January 2013

Howdy, howdy boys and girls.

 

I am app free since 08/08/2012.

 

With the new year, I had contemplated leaving the garden and apping for a few bigger, better cards, but methinks that I'll still get the dreaded denials.

 

Util is still too high.  (overall util = 56.42%)

 

I think that 2013 would be best spent reducing our revolving debt, and NOT applying for any new trade lines.

 

App free for 2013.  Two days down, 363 to go.  :smileytongue:


Current Scores: EX 694 (FCR) TU08: 650 Wally. 12/10/14
Last app 05/29/2014.
Being held hostage in the garden until 06 January 2015!
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