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toppers555
Posts: 550
Registered: ‎09-28-2012

Re: Thank you CC gurus....


Shogun wrote:

     As some of you may know, I spend the majority of my time posting on other boards, Rebuilding, General, Understanding Scores, etc.   But I do come here often to read threads and help keep the board running.  I've learned much by reading the posts here, and have actually started getting more active in the CC threads.  The reason I wasn't on here much before?   I had no CCs!  Yup.... that's right... I had none, zero, zilch.

 

     As of August 3012 I had $0 in revolving credit.  I had improved my CRs by quite a bit, but had been afraid to apply for anything.  I figured it was then time to change things.  So in Sept. of 12 I decided to try and get some revolving credit.  I almost didn't post this, because I didn't want to come off as being braggadocio, but the credit goes to the great "gurus" of the boards, so I wanted to give you a big thanks.  Here's my journey.

 

Sept. 2012      Applied for Walmart:                 $650 now at $3500

                          Applied for AMEX Zync,              denied

 

Oct. 2012        Applied for Lowes:                     $550 now at $1700

 

Dec. 2012       Applied for Barclay NFL:            $2500 now at $4700

 

Feb. 2013        Applied for DiscoverIT:              $5500

 

July 2013         Applied for Chase Freedom:    $6000

                           Applied for Citi TYP:                   $10000

                           Applied for AMEX BCE               $16000

 

So in less than a year I've gone from $0 to $47,400 in revolving credit.

 

Big thanks to:

 

09 Lexie

myjourney

enharu

creditaddict

HiLine

Youngandcreditworthy

daybreakgonesXe

Open123

SnackTrader

LS2982

CS800

And countless others on the CC forums.

 

You will now find me a resident in the garden hanging with my friends, and I've enjoyed the last two Friday Night Socials.

 

With deepest thanks,

 

Shogun




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youngandcreditwrthy
Posts: 6,137
Registered: ‎08-16-2012

Re: Thank you CC gurus....

Congrats shogun! You deserve the cred ;-)
We're all in this together! So good luck once more and dont forget to post questions if/when you have them; I know I def do !! Lol
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_jb_
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Registered: ‎01-16-2013

Re: Thank you CC gurus....

Congrats and definitely don't feel like a braggart. You've done well. I was going to post up a thread like this myself thanking everyone, but I am going to wait until my one year anniversary of getting serious about credit (September). I have a similar story.


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Registered: ‎02-02-2013

Re: Thank you CC gurus....

Looks good Shogun!  Nice job!! :smileyhappy:


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HiLine
Posts: 2,836
Registered: ‎10-19-2012

Re: Thank you CC gurus....


09Lexie wrote:
All the credit is yours.

Very punny! :robotlol:

 

Congratulations on the huge success, Shogun!!!

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LS2982
Posts: 15,434
Registered: ‎04-09-2011

Re: Thank you CC gurus....


Shogun wrote:

     As some of you may know, I spend the majority of my time posting on other boards, Rebuilding, General, Understanding Scores, etc.   But I do come here often to read threads and help keep the board running.  I've learned much by reading the posts here, and have actually started getting more active in the CC threads.  The reason I wasn't on here much before?   I had no CCs!  Yup.... that's right... I had none, zero, zilch.

 

     As of August 3012 I had $0 in revolving credit.  I had improved my CRs by quite a bit, but had been afraid to apply for anything.  I figured it was then time to change things.  So in Sept. of 12 I decided to try and get some revolving credit.  I almost didn't post this, because I didn't want to come off as being braggadocio, but the credit goes to the great "gurus" of the boards, so I wanted to give you a big thanks.  Here's my journey.

 

Sept. 2012      Applied for Walmart:                 $650 now at $3500

                          Applied for AMEX Zync,              denied

 

Oct. 2012        Applied for Lowes:                     $550 now at $1700

 

Dec. 2012       Applied for Barclay NFL:            $2500 now at $4700

 

Feb. 2013        Applied for DiscoverIT:              $5500

 

July 2013         Applied for Chase Freedom:    $6000

                           Applied for Citi TYP:                   $10000

                           Applied for AMEX BCE               $16000

 

So in less than a year I've gone from $0 to $47,400 in revolving credit.

 

Big thanks to:

 

09 Lexie

myjourney

enharu

creditaddict

HiLine

Youngandcreditworthy

daybreakgonesXe

Open123

SnackTrader

LS2982

CS800

And countless others on the CC forums.

 

You will now find me a resident in the garden hanging with my friends, and I've enjoyed the last two Friday Night Socials.

 

With deepest thanks,

 

Shogun


CONGRATS!!!!

 

WTG on your accomplishments!!! 

 

(And welcome to the Garden!!!! :smileyhappy:)




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daybreakgonesXe
Posts: 1,642
Registered: ‎11-17-2012

Re: Thank you CC gurus....

Congrats, Shogun!! Nice to see you in the CC forums again (last time I saw you actively in here was when I first joined the forums!)

 

You definitely deserve all you have received credit-wise! I have many years until I get to see an 800+, but your story proves that it's long worth the wait, and that you don't even necessarily need credit cards to achieve it! Getting such high scores are more about aging your accounts and having positive payment history than they are accumulating a bunch of cards and applying for loans simply for a "credit mix".

 

See ya around! :smileywink:

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