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Hard work is finally paying off!!!!

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Hard work is finally paying off!!!!

Last week I was notified by scorewatch that my FICO had increased. I logged in immediately and to my surprise my score jumped from 620 to 668. Initially I was going to garden a few more months, but I thought to myself  "What the hell, this is what you been working for." Earlier this week I apped for the USAA cash rewards visa and was approved for 3k. Then after years of trying to get my foot in the door with Discover, I was finally accepted today! Just approved for the Discover More card, interest rate and CL is not the best but Im ok with it. It was a long, tough road for me rebuilding my credit, but I am now able to reap the benefits. Who is happy? THIS GUY!!!Smiley Very Happy

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Moderator Emeritus

Re: Hard work is finally paying off!!!!

A big congrats to you! It feels great doesn't it?

Valued Contributor

Re: Hard work is finally paying off!!!!

Your news is SO encouraging!  It helps the rest of us who are still doing the hard work know that one day it will be worth it all. 

 

CONGRATULATIONS!!!



Husband's Current Score: EX 691 CUSC; EQ 694; TU 687; Mine: EX 773 (AMEX); EQ 720; TU 750
Wallet Contents: SECURED: Capital One Platinum Mastercard, US Bank Harley Davidson Visa, USAA Bank American Express;
UNSECURED: Chase Freedom; USAA Cash Rewards World Mastercard, Discover More, CUSC Platinum Rewards Visa, American Express Zinc, American Express Blue Cash Preferred, Amazon Card, Walmart Discover Card
Contributor

Re: Hard work is finally paying off!!!!

Congrats to you Unlucky...it definitely appears as though your luck has changed.

 

As another poster posted...this is a great motivator for the rest of us who are rebuilding!Smiley Happy

Super Contributor

Re: Hard work is finally paying off!!!!

Congrats !!

 

I know its a great feeling Smiley Happy




Frequent Contributor

Re: Hard work is finally paying off!!!!

That's awesome.  Congrats!  So can we assume that you have no baddies on any of your reports?

Established Contributor

Re: Hard work is finally paying off!!!!

Congrats!! I know the feeling. I was finally able to get into that upper-echelon of credit cards with my recent AMEX and Citi cards. Finally upgrading from those crap beginner cards feels amazing!

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Re: Hard work is finally paying off!!!!

congrats! Smiley Very Happy

 

always great to hear about people's successes.

Frequent Contributor

Re: Hard work is finally paying off!!!!

Big CONGRATS!

It is always a great feeling getting the cards you actually want. Smiley Happy

Regular Contributor

Re: Hard work is finally paying off!!!!


jasimae wrote:

That's awesome.  Congrats!  So can we assume that you have no baddies on any of your reports?



Thanks everyone!

I do have a few baddies left on my reports. I have a BOA charge off and two paid collections from a cable company showing, all due to drop off 8/12. I also have two 30 day lates showing from a car loan three years ago and on TU, EX only I have a paid judgement showing (from BOA charge off) due to drop 9/15. USAA only pulled EQ, but I received a secured Amex with them in June so that probably factored into getting the CC with them. I have no idea how I was approved for the Discover, maybe because my baddies are really old, Discover pulled EQ and TU. In 2006 my FICO was 490, now im sitting at 668, knocking at 700's door!!