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Need help getting score up..

I'm new here Smiley Happy I just checked my Equifax score it is 644 would like to get it up to 700 of course or higher and would like to know where to begin I have 4 baddies...1 of which is a cc with a past due balance of $436... Which will age off in 2015..and i do have a couple of cc that are maxed out at $300-$400 each please help?
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Re: Need help getting score up..


Pastryprincessnails wrote:
I'm new here Smiley Happy I just checked my Equifax score it is 644 would like to get it up to 700 of course or higher and would like to know where to begin I have 4 baddies...1 of which is a cc with a past due balance of $436... Which will age off in 2015..and i do have a couple of cc that are maxed out at $300-$400 each please help?

Welcome to the forum

 

644 is a pretty good starting score.

 

I would just pay off your maxed out credit cards first. That will give you some score help.

 

what kind of baddies are you referring to? Collections? Provide more detail please.

 

 

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Re: Need help getting score up..

i have 2 tax liens both of which will be paid and updated shortly...I have one  first premier bank card with a past due from 2008 i owe them $436 should i pay it or wait for it to age off which will be 2015 it has not gone to collections and the oc has offered me a settlement of $284...And then i have a chargeoff of $1000 on a line of credit account which is affecting my credit.... 

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Re: Need help getting score up..

If you know who the lien is from you can ask if they will remove after payment.  Some will, some won't.

 

I would take the settlement from FP and see if they will report as settled or PIF and not settled for less.

 

How old is the CO?

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Re: Need help getting score up..

its from from 2008

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Re: Need help getting score up..

But will it improve my score if paid its still a collection account?

 

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Re: Need help getting score up..

No.  Paying a 3rd party collection account will not improve your score.  Paid or unpaid FICO scores them the same, as a collection.

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