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How can I get my DW to pull her credit score?

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How can I get my DW to pull her credit score?

I have been after her for months. She usually pulls mid 700's (two years ago) She has a MBNA and a Discover card with probably a 60% utilization and that's it. I think both of these cards are in the 15-20% apr range. My thought is she should apply for two more (after she pulls the CR) and assuming that she gets accepted, spread the debt over 4 cards to reduce the utilization. Any ideas?

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Valued Contributor

Re: How can I get my DW to pull her credit score?

Just ask her?

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Re: How can I get my DW to pull her credit score?

Tell her:  "resistance is futile..."


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Frequent Contributor

Re: How can I get my DW to pull her credit score?

It would make most sense for her to do a balance transfer and stop paying interest.

You can always say, "Hunny you should save some money on your CC interest by doing a balance xfer so you have more to shop with!" That should grab her attention Smiley Very Happy

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Re: How can I get my DW to pull her credit score?

"The Mayan prophecy fortells that only those with good credit will pass into the next katun."

 

"There are kids in Africa with no credit at all!"

 

"If you don't check your score, the terrorists win."

 

"If you don't, I'll divorce you."

 

 

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Re: How can I get my DW to pull her credit score?


djrez4 wrote:

"If you don't, I'll divorce you."

 

 


 

This one could backfire Smiley Very Happy



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Re: How can I get my DW to pull her credit score?


shakalaka wrote:

djrez4 wrote:

"If you don't, I'll divorce you."

 

 


 

This one could backfire Smiley Very Happy


LOL!!!!Smiley Very Happy

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Re: How can I get my DW to pull her credit score?


ryanbush wrote:

Just ask her?


+1

tell her you are trying to get a gauge on your credit situation as a couple and ask her to pull it. If you have separate finances and spending money/budgets, pay the cost.


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Re: How can I get my DW to pull her credit score?

Go and with a broken English tell her: "It is your destiny"

Tell her +999
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Re: How can I get my DW to pull her credit score?

Have you asked her why she is so resistant to pulling her scores?

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