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Barry
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Take the FICO Fitness Challenge for 2011!

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Welcome to the FICO Fitness Challenge of 2011!

The concept:

Set a goal for where you’d like to see your FICO score at the end of 2011. Then with the help of our Credit Education Center and FICO Forums Community, take the steps that will help you achieve this goal during the coming year.

 

To take the challenge, tell us: 

1.  Your FICO score goal for 2011

2.  Your current FICO score(s)

3.  The steps you plan to take to achieve your goal

 

Then create a special signature by clicking here for the Official FICO Fitness Challenge siggy, and periodically share your progress with the FICO Forums community to let us know how you’re doing.

 

Here's to higher FICO scores for us all in 2011!

 

-Barry

 

In a past life I served as FICO consumer affairs manager and myFICO Forums community manager from 2007 to 2012. I'm now freelance writing about credit at SpeakingOfCredit.com.
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mew
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Re: Take the FICO Fitness Challenge for 2011!

1.  Goal score for 2011 is at least 760 for all 3 bureaus

2.  Current scores are TU 716 and 741 EQ (December 2010)

3.  Make payments on time and continue to pay down student loans


Starting Score: 400's
Current Score: EQ 790 EX 782 TU 765 NOV 2013 (MYFICO SCORES)
Goal Score: All Above 800


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Kiwill
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Re: Take the FICO Fitness Challenge for 2011!

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1.  My Fico Score goal for 2011 is: 800+

2.  My Current FICO score(s) are: EQ 729, TU 752, EX  (Will know by 1/15/11 thru PSECU)

3.  The Steps I plan to take to achieve my goals:  Pay down my utility to <10% and stop applying for new credit so that I can have an AAoA of 5+ years.

Good Luck Everyone!!  2010 was a great year for me credit wise, up over 100 fico points!!!


Starting Score: EQ 729, TU 752, EX ? (1/1/2011)
Current Score: EQ 696, TU 718, EX 686 - PSECU (5/17/2011)
Goal Score: ALL 800+ by December 31, 2011

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Walt_K
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Re: Take the FICO Fitness Challenge for 2011!

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1.  I don't have a concrete goal.  I'd like to see 750 this year but not sure if that is doable.  I'm just happy to have climbed out of a major slump.

 

2.  EQ FICO 678 (01/05/2011)

TU FICO 700 (01/05/2011)

EX PLUS 702 (11/30/2010)

 

3.  The steps I will take to achieve my goal are to bring my utilization a little lower and to keep making on-time payments.  This month marked two years since my last late payment.  Unfortunately, I'm saddled with multiple 120 day lates (and a couple 150 day lates) for the next five years, but at least they are aging.  I've tried GW to no avail.  Perhaps, now that I have two years of on-time payments, I'll try another round of GW.

 

I currently only have one open credit card and one Amex charge card, so I am considering adding another revolving account.  

 

I'm curious what is going to happen to my scores in the next couple months.  I have a couple closed accounts that I am going to pay off so I will have less accounts reporting a balance, but I will lose the effect of those accounts for utilization.

 


Starting Score: ~500 (12/01/2008)
Current Score: EQ 681 (04/05/13); TU 98 728 (01/06/12), TU 08? 760 (provided by Barclay 1/2/14), TU 04 728 (lender pull 01/12/12); EX 742 (lender pull 01/12/12)
Goal Score: 720


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beamMEup
Posts: 4,473
Registered: ‎12-31-2008
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Re: Take the FICO Fitness Challenge for 2011!


Walt_K wrote:

1.  I don't have a concrete goal.  I'd like to see 750 this year but not sure if that is doable.  I'm just happy to have climbed out of a major slump.

 

2.  EQ FICO 678 (01/05/2011)

TU FICO 700 (01/05/2011)

EX PLUS 702 (11/30/2010)

 

3.  The steps I will take to achieve my goal are to bring my utilization a little lower and to keep making on-time payments.  This month marked two years since my last late payment.  Unfortunately, I'm saddled with multiple 120 day lates (and a couple 150 day lates) for the next five years, but at least they are aging.  I've tried GW to no avail.  Perhaps, now that I have two years of on-time payments, I'll try another round of GW.

 

I currently only have one open credit card and one Amex charge card, so I am considering adding another revolving account.  

 

I'm curious what is going to happen to my scores in the next couple months.  I have a couple closed accounts that I am going to pay off so I will have less accounts reporting a balance, but I will lose the effect of those accounts for utilization.

 


Good plan!

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joymonica79
Posts: 43
Registered: ‎01-06-2011
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Re: Take the FICO Fitness Challenge for 2011!

I am currently in a "RAISE MY FICO" state of mind.

 

I have sent GW letters out as well as DV letters.  And I have a bunch of small CA accts that were 120 days past due, so I sent a few PFD letters. We'll see how it all pans out. I have had some success with 2 items being deleted. I also had defaulted student loans' status changes from 120 days to "Pays As Agreed" which helped by writing GW letters.  I have a vehicle repo that is due to fall off as of Aug 2011, so we'll see if that helps any.

 

Now don't think its all bad!!! I do have more positives than negatives on my file. Three years of on-time mortgage paymants, 1 vehicle paid/closed without lates, and a few low limit credit cards that I use to pump gas to keep them going.

 

I think 2011 will be a very good year!!! If anyone has advice or needs some, holla at me!! :smileyhappy:

 

 


Starting Score: EQ 601 TU 593 12/2010
Current Score: EQ 707 TU 673 EX 677 via PSECU as of 9/3/2011
Goal Score: 730 by 11/2011

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nisha912
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Registered: ‎01-06-2011
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Re: Take the FICO Fitness Challenge for 2011!

1.  My goal scores for 12/31/2011 are 750 EQ, 760 TU, and 750 EX.

2.  My current scores as of late December 2010 are 669 EQ, 699 TU and unsure on EX.

3.  My only negative on the EQ and TU reports is utilization which I am working on getting it down by paying the debt off.  It will be a long journey but I know it will be worth it  not only for my fico scores but for my financial life. 


Starting Score (Jan 2012): EQ 681, TU 706
Current Score (Jan 2012): EQ 681, TU 706
Goal Score: EQ 735, TU 760


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taz3261
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Re: Take the FICO Fitness Challenge for 2011!


Starting Score: tu 574 Eq 622
Current Score: tu 574 eq 622
Goal Score: 700


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Sweets8E
Posts: 262
Registered: ‎03-07-2009
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Re: Take the FICO Fitness Challenge for 2011!

1.  Goal 620 across the board or higher

2.  Current Scores are 501 EQ/545 TU

3.  My plan is to pay off all of my credit card debt and outstanding collection accounts this year. I've been blessed with several promotions and a better salary than what I've been accustomed to. There's no excuse anymore for continuing on with bad credit and outstanding debts...Besides, it's embarrassing.  :womansad:

 


Starting Score: 686 TU / 683 EQ 01/17/2013
Current Score: 703 TU / 691 EQ 10/04/2013 / 688 EX 11/12/2013
Goal Score: 700 across all three


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joymonica79
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Re: Take the FICO Fitness Challenge for 2011!

Good Luck Everyone!! And I just want to add that these MyFico Forums have given me so much hope along with valuable credit education.

 

Thanks MyFico.com :smileyvery-happy:


Starting Score: EQ 601 TU 593 12/2010
Current Score: EQ 707 TU 673 EX 677 via PSECU as of 9/3/2011
Goal Score: 730 by 11/2011

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