08-06-2009 12:10 PM
My Util before was 45% so getting down to 10% is amazing for me!
Bungalow...tell me about it!!! It was REALLY hard to not spend the $!!! Since seeing the improvements over the past year it would be a shame to backtrack!
That's a sign of financial maturity and discipline. It took me decades to learn that.
Time can heal all wounds and a low FICO.
"Hello my name is Sandy and I'm a recovering crediholic".
08-06-2009 12:18 PM - edited 08-06-2009 12:23 PM
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Maturity...what's that?!! haha!! I got my first CC right out of high school with Target cc in 1997 - still have the card today, although it's since morphed into a Visa...maxed that sucker out in a week...paid it off about 2 years later and then forgot about the card until about 5 years ago....learned that the account was still open and they bumped my cl to $500 ---maxed it out again....paid it off one more time and they changed it to a Visa and up'd the CL to $1000----maxed it out again.....NEVER, NEVER, NEVER WILL I DO THAT AGAIN!!!!!! Now that it's paid off I'm hoping they'll up the CL again to $2000...that will definately help the UTIL even more!!
08-06-2009 01:52 PM
08-06-2009 01:59 PM - edited 08-06-2009 02:01 PM
Hey Mo! That last CLI was exactly 2 years ago - it was an automatic CLI. They sent me a letter indicating my redcard was being changed to a Visa and that my CL was being increased to $1000. I've now been a cardholder for 12 years so I'm going to call for a CLI once my scores update from the payoffs....hoping they give at lease a $1000 increase.
My Util has sucked on that card since they auto CLI'd it 2 years ago...just paying it down to $10 for the first time in 2 years.
08-06-2009 02:02 PM
Oh...definitely! What was the amt you just paid off? If it was close to the max, they might make you wait.
But it IS a 12 YO card, so you might be ok!