I agree with everything you have said. Time to garden and stop apping and/or asking for cli's.
ChemGuy wrote:Can I say something? I know this forum is meant to be supportive and encouraging, and I want to continue that culture. However, it has to be said that the pervasive, impulsive tendency of people to overextend their credit is truly a problem. The OP noted that he had had some credit problems in the past--noting subprime cards--and that he had avoided further delinquency and essentially had begun to rebuild his credit. Lo and behold, as soon as one card was approved--well, that started the apping spree. See the problem?Many pundits comment that card companies are correct in holding the views that they do about 'defaulters'--i.e, past performance predicts future behavior. There are people who have legitimately fallen on hard times and have struggled to recover, not because they are 'defaulters' but because they get lumped with people who cannot handle debt.What's my point here to the OP? The OP asked 'what do I do'. Well, you should have stopped at the Amex, and for sure no further than the USAA. But you didn't. Don't destroy all the good you've done for yourself. Show credit issuers that you've moved past any problems you previously had. But if you continue to demonstrate that their forgiveness will only facilitate regression to old ways, that won't help your situation.
mrlimo wrote:I had an App spree last year. However my App spree was a calculated move, Not a goof, or a Additicion to approval process. I applied for a lowes card for financial reasons to take advantage of 6 months same as cash, aditional 10% off of the purchase price (which I wound up getting an additional 10% on top of the original 10%), Next I had alot of high ticket price purchases coming up so Amex Blue sky miles card was next App. figured my next vacation would be at the expense of the c.c.c. this was a bit of a downfall but just a side step. I wanted to set up my child daycare to pay monthly on amex card to get the additional 1000 miles per month only to find out they do not accept amex so 3rd app was to capital one miles card for same reason take advantage of the $1000 I am putting out for daycare and turning it into my next vacation with the family. I may have taken a dip in fico's points for this year only to enjoy a free vacation at the expense of c.c.c. next year when my fico point will have returned. Never apply for cards just to get more C.L.'s to spend. What says you will not look at the cli's and go on a spending spree next since your obsession for app spree has come to an end. It's that very compulsive behavior that gets most in trouble fiscally in the first place.