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astralentity
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New here, and thankful I found this place!

Been lurking for a while, but I'm very appreciative of the help these forums provide.

 

I've had a BofA card since 2007, lost $500 in the CL because of the credit crunch and some other issues I was having.  But, since I started following the forums, I have cut that card down to less than 50% Util.  That allowed me to recently apply for a Chase Freedom with instant approval, which I wanted for a while anyways.  I also was able to refi my house, AND just today got approved for a Discover it card, which I also wanted as well.  Oh, before I forget, I was able to bump the limit on my BOfA card from $2k to $3k, bringing my total revolving lines to $5.9k, which is a first for me.  The Freedom was approved for $1500, and the Discover was approved for $1400.

 

I'm 28, and have a decent paying job and a house, so that helps too.

 

I was up to a 740 avg score before I got the mortgage, dropped to about 620 since then, with GEMB screwing me on a store card and maxing out the BOfA.  After fixing everything and the events explained above, I'm now back up to around 680.

 

Thank you again for the advice posted on these forums, I guess I'm going to "the garden" for a while to get my score back up before I try to get an AMEX BCE/BCP or PC my Freedom to a Sapphire (which I also want).

BOfA: $3000; Chase Freedom: $1500; Discover it: $1400
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JohnWillyson
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Re: New here, and thankful I found this place!

Welcome! This place becomes addicting!

Just be patient, follow the advice here and your scores will return and then some!

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09Lexie
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Re: New here, and thankful I found this place!

Welcome to the forum! Please join us in the garden to let your new accts age. You've done extremely well and you should feel great about your progress !
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chnceit
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Re: New here, and thankful I found this place!

Welcome to the forums! 

 

Looks like you are on the way to build a strong profile. Keep up the great work! And yes its very addicting! Its like Facebook LOL


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myjourney
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Re: New here, and thankful I found this place!

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astralentity wrote:

Been lurking for a while, but I'm very appreciative of the help these forums provide.

 

I've had a BofA card since 2007, lost $500 in the CL because of the credit crunch and some other issues I was having.  But, since I started following the forums, I have cut that card down to less than 50% Util.  That allowed me to recently apply for a Chase Freedom with instant approval, which I wanted for a while anyways.  I also was able to refi my house, AND just today got approved for a Discover it card, which I also wanted as well.  Oh, before I forget, I was able to bump the limit on my BOfA card from $2k to $3k, bringing my total revolving lines to $5.9k, which is a first for me.  The Freedom was approved for $1500, and the Discover was approved for $1400.

 

I'm 28, and have a decent paying job and a house, so that helps too.

 

I was up to a 740 avg score before I got the mortgage, dropped to about 620 since then, with GEMB screwing me on a store card and maxing out the BOfA.  After fixing everything and the events explained above, I'm now back up to around 680.

 

Thank you again for the advice posted on these forums, I guess I'm going to "the garden" for a while to get my score back up before I try to get an AMEX BCE/BCP or PC my Freedom to a Sapphire (which I also want).


Welcome to the forum 

You have a inspiring story of your events thanks for sharing as i'm sure someone else who is lurking will read and join us.

Congrats on your new cards and get that UTL down to 1-9% and watch as your scores shoot up

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astralentity
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Re: New here, and thankful I found this place!

Thank you all.   I also tried to get the Amex BCE but was denied.   Oh well, I can wait.  I'll give myself at least 6-12 months of good history with the new cards before jumping on the Amex bandwagon.   I know I can do it, I don't ever have my finger tempted to apply for new cards or hit the CLI.  The $1k CLI was my first time ever in the 6 years I've had my BOfA that I hit the CLI button. 

BOfA: $3000; Chase Freedom: $1500; Discover it: $1400
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astralentity wrote:

Thank you all.   I also tried to get the Amex BCE but was denied.   Oh well, I can wait.  I'll give myself at least 6-12 months of good history with the new cards before jumping on the Amex bandwagon.   I know I can do it, I don't ever have my finger tempted to apply for new cards or hit the CLI.  The $1k CLI was my first time ever in the 6 years I've had my BOfA that I hit the CLI button. 


See you in the garden:smileywink:

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welcome aboard the credit addiction club :smileywink: heheh



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