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Re: Take the FICO Fitness Challenge!

Do you know how much it is for a month or a year?

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devilbaby13413 wrote:

Do you know how much it is for a month or a year?


 

There isn't a service that allows you to pull with any frequency, but there might be a couple of options you might be interested in:

 

Score Watch® is a FICO product that monitors your EQ report and EQ FICO score for changes. With the subscription you get 2 EQ FICO reports per year (w/ the first of the 2 used when you subscribe) with daily monitoring of your report and less frequent monitoring (7-10 days) of your EQ FICO score. It's great if you have a lot of changes happening on EQ. You can also set your "Target Score" to match your current EQ FICO and everytime your score changes, you'll be alerted to your new EQ FICO. I've been a subscriber going on 3 yrs come this fall and it's been a big help. You also get $5 discounts on any future EQ FICO report pull.

 

FICO® Quarterly Monitoring monitors your TU report for demographic changes which help if you suspect ID theft. It also automatically delivers to you a new TU FICO report every quarter.

 

Personally, I think the best setup is to subscribe to a CMS that allows you to pull all 3 reports on a daily basis. Creditchecktotal comes to mind but there are others. Ignore the scores as they are not FICO scores (ignore the advice too), but as you see a change to your TU and/or EQ FICO report, then come back here and purchase a new report (via FICO® Standard). That way you can see your FICO score change as the event occurs. I suggest subscribing to ScoreWatch for the discounts and it'll also catch score changes where other services cannot.

 

Before purchasing anything, google "FICO discount codes" to see if you can save. On the home page of this forum, you'll also see a decent discount code (30% off I think).

 

 

 

 

 

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I'm not looking to make any real big purchases anytime soon, well car that will be from 23k-25k.  My 1st house won't come until the next 5 years.  All of my derog accts will fall in 2012.  Right now I am trying to get my revolving util % under 5 % from 107% to gain at least 120-150 points.  I am currently at 552 eq and 610 TU.

 

My goal is to be at 720 by December.


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DH and I are hoping to purchase a house in 2011. We are working on getting the CC balance to 30% of credit line or lower while saving for down pymt of 10%. Also paying down old student loan, 4 CC,

2Car loans. 

 

 


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Current Score: 685 TU & 704 EQ
Goal Score: 750


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I would like to build a house in 3 years, I don't know if that is possible with my credit, but you all sure give me hope  that my score can be repaired.  Thanks


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So bummed...I had FAKO scores listed before in the 600's but checked my FICO scores and they are in the 500's.  That's a HUGE difference. 

 

Recently, have sent PFD's and GW's hoping for a miracle.  I haven't heard anything yet.  I guess I will send GW's every week.  How long should I wait before sending another PFD to the same companies?  I just signed up for Scorewatch and TU quarterly monitoring.  The thing that is hurting the most that is recent is stupid SL's.  I feel like such a fool for not facing them head on and instead was in denial about how this would affect me.  Stupid, Stupid, Stupid. 

 

 


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First of all let me say thanks to Barry for his assistance.  I was having a bit of technical difficulty and he was kind enough to walk me through the set-up.

 

I am wanting to purchase a home in the near future, preferably before the end of the year.  From what I have read as of recent the 8k tax credit is to end in April.

With the current state of our economy I can't help but be hopeful that the credit will be extended through the end of the year. 

 

This will be my first home purchase and I would really appreciate any guidance you guys may be willing to share.  In pulling all 3 of my CR recently I am noticing several charge off entries all connecting back to the same account.  On on of the CR it is listed with 3 different collection agencies.  The OC was Embaq, now CenturyLink.  I have contacted CenturyLink and they have provided me with a letter, on official letterhead, stating the my account was paid in satisfactory and in full.  I have recently sent certified letters to EQ and TU with a copy of the letter from CenturyLink enclosed.  What should I expect?  Will that be enough to have those collection lines removed or will I have to deal with the collection agencies individually?  Should I expect to see a score increase?


Starting Score: EQ 557 TU 624 EX 561 (March 2010)
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I'm in.  I'm here to learn and get my credit back on track.  It all started in 2006 when I lost my job making a good salary.  I have struggled with paying my bills on time until the beginning of this year.  I have paid off two vehicles in January, freeing up about $1,000 per month.  Now I can pay everything on time and pay my credit card debt down.  I have been really bummed about what the past few years have done to my credit score.  After reading some of the successes on here, I see that your scores can be improved.  My only concern is all the late payments that have posted on my CR the past few years.  Thanks, I look forward to learning and getting my credit back were it should be.


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I am wanting to purchase a home in the near future, preferably before the end of the year.  From what I have read as of recent the 8k tax credit is to end in April.

With the current state of our economy I can't help but be hopeful that the credit will be extended through the end of the year. 

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I believe this is the second extension for the tax credit.  Some other requirements are also changing.  Sellers will only be allowed to contribute 3% to purchasers closing costs instead of 6%.  Home purchasers will be required to contribute more than 3% to the downpayment, some percentages being tossed around are 10-15%.  Mortgage companies require a credit score 620 or more.  Credit and the availability of funds will be factors in your search for a mortgage and a home. 

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Thanks for the info...   I am also a vet and have never used my VA loan option.  How will that play into the equation?


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