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Re: Going on an "app spree" questions

I just like the idea of rapid-fire app'ing. Might give it a shot after I've got calluses from six months minimum of gardening.
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Re: Going on an "app spree" questions


myjourney wrote:

Jungook wrote:

So applying for both the Citi Dividen for students and Forward for students is probably a bad idea?


Not at all but both will most likey pull EX


Will student loans be enough to suffice as credit or will Citi require me to have revolving credit?

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Re: Going on an "app spree" questions


Jungook wrote:

myjourney wrote:

Jungook wrote:

So applying for both the Citi Dividen for students and Forward for students is probably a bad idea?


Not at all but both will most likey pull EX


Will student loans be enough to suffice as credit or will Citi require me to have revolving credit?


If you're going for one of their student cards it should suffice with enough history!

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Re: Going on an "app spree" questions


Jungook wrote:

myjourney wrote:

Jungook wrote:

So applying for both the Citi Dividen for students and Forward for students is probably a bad idea?


Not at all but both will most likey pull EX


Will student loans be enough to suffice as credit or will Citi require me to have revolving credit?


Both will require some type of history

Check your other thread ..

Everyone gave you valuable info..Its going to be hard going at it without secured or AU's YMMV

 

Some have been lucky but its rare to get approvals for unsecured CC right out the gate other than CAP1 who pulls all 3 CB's and its still a long shot..

Sorry just being honest 

I would rather you take the safe route then have to live with bad decisions from a lot of HP's for the next 2 years



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Re: Going on an "app spree" questions


daybreakgonesXe wrote:

Jungook wrote:

myjourney wrote:

Jungook wrote:

So applying for both the Citi Dividen for students and Forward for students is probably a bad idea?


Not at all but both will most likey pull EX


Will student loans be enough to suffice as credit or will Citi require me to have revolving credit?


If you're going for one of their student cards it should suffice with enough history!


daybreakgonesXe link your how to for OP



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Re: Going on an "app spree" questions

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myjourney wrote:

daybreakgonesXe wrote:

Jungook wrote:

myjourney wrote:

Jungook wrote:

So applying for both the Citi Dividen for students and Forward for students is probably a bad idea?


Not at all but both will most likey pull EX


Will student loans be enough to suffice as credit or will Citi require me to have revolving credit?


If you're going for one of their student cards it should suffice with enough history!


daybreakgonesXe link your how to for OP


Good call!

 

http://ficoforums.myfico.com/t5/Credit-Cards/quot-Start-From-Scratch-quot-Credit-Builders-Handbook/m-p/2330043#M656734

 

OP, check out this link I made. This will help you decide on apping.

 

I highly recommend you go for the Citi Forward, preferably with at least 6 months of student loan history to generate a FICO. Only Cap One Journey is the only card I know of that has the highest success rate as a student card, even with no history. Citi is known to be more picky, so at least have a FICO to back yourself up!

 

All the best :smileyhappy:

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Re: Going on an "app spree" questions


myjourney wrote:

Jungook wrote:

myjourney wrote:

Jungook wrote:

So applying for both the Citi Dividen for students and Forward for students is probably a bad idea?


Not at all but both will most likey pull EX


Will student loans be enough to suffice as credit or will Citi require me to have revolving credit?


Both will require some type of history

Check your other thread ..

Everyone gave you valuable info..Its going to be hard going at it without secured or AU's YMMV

 

Some have been lucky but its rare to get approvals for unsecured CC right out the gate other than CAP1 who pulls all 3 CB's and its still a long shot..

Sorry just being honest 

I would rather you take the safe route then have to live with bad decisions from a lot of HP's for the next 2 years


Sorry I've been making several threads as of late because some specifics weren't answered.

 

Thanks for the information.

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Re: Going on an "app spree" questions


daybreakgonesXe wrote:

myjourney wrote:

daybreakgonesXe wrote:

Jungook wrote:

myjourney wrote:

Jungook wrote:

So applying for both the Citi Dividen for students and Forward for students is probably a bad idea?


Not at all but both will most likey pull EX


Will student loans be enough to suffice as credit or will Citi require me to have revolving credit?


If you're going for one of their student cards it should suffice with enough history!


daybreakgonesXe link your how to for OP


Good call!

 

http://ficoforums.myfico.com/t5/Credit-Cards/quot-Start-From-Scratch-quot-Credit-Builders-Handbook/m

-p/2330043#M656734

 

OP, check out this link I made. This will help you decide on apping.

 

I highly recommend you go for the Citi Forward, preferably with at least 6 months of student loan history to generate a FICO. Only Cap One Journey is the only card I know of that has the highest success rate as a student card, even with no history. Citi is known to be more picky, so at least have a FICO to back yourself up!

 

All the best :smileyhappy:


Thank you:smileyhappy:



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Re: Going on an "app spree" questions

Thanks everyone, I'll be off reading some more articles.

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its amazing how much student loans have skyrocketed my credit score and drained my bank account. :smileyhappy: :smileysad:

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