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Re: Garden Club Meeting - November 2013

Good morning!


Hope everyone had a safe & enjoyable Halloween.  Mine was good, I was doing the "happy dance"  inspired by MJ's yellow dancing monsters with my costume last night in celebration of Lexie's promotion...Congrats once again Lexie!!!   On the other hand.....Finally got my BRONZE spade!!  What a great way to start a new month,  happy November everyone!

JPM Ritz Carlton $8k I UMP Club $8k I CSP $8k | Chase Hyatt $5k I AMEX Green NPSL I AMEX Delta $2k I Citi AA $2k | C1 QS $4.5k
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Scores: EQ:671 (FICO 11) EX:686 (FICO N/C) TU:686 (FICO N/C) *8-5-14*
Overall UTIL: 14% *Gardening Since: 9/12/14*
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Registered: ‎01-16-2013

Re: Garden Club Meeting - November 2013

Just checking in for November. Coming up on 9 months. This is the month I am supposed to decide on an AmEx app to get a 2013 MSD. While it would be nice to lock that in, I think I am going to keep going for that Platinum spade! Anyone else having this dilemma?

Starting Scores: myFICO EX: ???, myFICO EQ: 678, myFICO TU: 676 (01/2013)
Latest Scores: myFICO EX: 699, myFICO EQ: 700, myFICO TU: 699
My Wallet: Chase Freedom, Discover It, NFCU cashRewards, Capital One Quicksilver, Chase Amazon Rewards
Gardening since 02/19/13
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Re: Garden Club Meeting - November 2013

@MC9199 - I didn't BK any major banks. Right now, for them, it's just the fact of having a BK that keeps me being acceptable for their cards. I'm just glad to know it's not the end of the world for me and I don't have to wait another 3-4 years or until the BK completely falls off to get credit with the CUs. For me, 5 of my accounts are brand new as of July this year (all NFCU and both CapOne), so age and demonstrating I can handle all this new credit, will be key.

Barclay's was sending me pre-approvals all the time. I haven't received anything lately. I'm sure the NFCU CLI's scared them off! Ha!

Past - CH7 BK Discharged 01/09 | Rebuild Started 05/12 Present - All IIBs GONE! Future - 2015 Mortgage
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Re: Garden Club Meeting - November 2013

Another month in the garden. I'm 4 weeks away from the platinum spade! Feels like forever in here 😜

Starting Score: EQ 609 EX 570 TU 656 March 2012 CH 7 BK 12/08
Current Score: EQ 691 EX 694 TU 713
Goal Score: all 3 700's.
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In the Garden till 12/14
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Registered: ‎11-16-2012

Re: Garden Club Meeting - November 2013

Just got my bronze spade, WOOT WOOT. feels good, Ill have my Silver for a little but then Im getting an Amex at the end of Jan to help with my AAOA before my home purchase end of 2014 early 2015.

12/28/13 (Garden Start Date)

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Registered: ‎10-15-2012

Re: Garden Club Meeting - November 2013

I'm still here in the Garden. I recently got an SP CLI on my converted Cap 1 card and asked for a CLI on my other one. I hope that's an SP too.


PNC sent me a pre-selected offer for a card with 0% BT til 2015. I was tempted for a minute, but I didn't bite.


I pick up my silver spade in 2 weeks. :smileyhappy:

Starting Score: 515
Current Score: EQ04 689 EX04 693 TU08 723
Goal Score: 700+

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Registered: ‎09-27-2013

Re: Garden Club Meeting - November 2013

Reporting for November gardening.  Still early, but the seeds should start growing soon :smileyhappy:

EX: 743 as of 11/14/14
Chase: CSP $15.9k | Chase Freedom $2.4k | Fairmont $5k | Marriott Premier $2k | Hyatt $1.1k | IHG $1k
AMEX: AMEX Platinum NPSL | Hilton HHonors $6k | SPG $4k | Delta Gold Card $2k
Citi: Hilton HHonors Reserve $5.6k
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Re: Garden Club Meeting - November 2013

Happy Nov 1st!  I've been waiting a year for this day to come..  a huge slew of apps in October 2012, got some cards and THEN found this forum.  Still have a couple (damn cap One lying rep pulled all 3 for a CLI and was denied  lol)  that I'm stuck with until March but 4 is better than 12!  :smileywink:


Garden on peeps! 

FICO: EQ 722 | TU 723 | EX 718
SFFCU Visa $11.3k + LOC $5k, USAA Amex $6k, USAA MC $7k, Amex BCE $13.5k, Cap1 $4k, Freedom $5k, Slate $3.2k, Barclays SM $5k.

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Re: Garden Club Meeting - November 2013

H4LO wrote:
Checked CreditKarma this morning, boy was I shocked. Dropped 72 points. I know it's not my real score as I checked my TU score from Barclay. Still shocking. Gardening for a while! Must not app lol

If I were you I'd pull my report to make sure a collection or something didn't get added.

Starting Score: 11/29/12 TU 527; EQ 565; EX 564 fako - bk7 dc'd 2/15/13
Current Score: 1/22/15 TU 645; EQ 605; EX 633 Goal Score:
 625 for now– New goal 675
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Re: Garden Club Meeting - November 2013

Checking in and been in the garden for 9 lonnnng months now. 11/07 is my secured cards 12th statement so I will be in the garden until then depending on what happens :smileyhappy:

Filed BK7: 7/2012 (start score EQ 560 / TU 529) Discharge 10/2012
698 EQ FICO 02/2015
710 TU FICO 02/2015
678 EX FICO 02/2015
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