02-24-2013 05:35 PM
The simulator is more of an encouragement than a set of instructions on how to get to a certain score. I wouldn't take anything it says to heart, as everyone's credit situation is different and the simulator is ultimately giving you a rough estimate. That estimate is usually based on JUST having credit cards that you pay off, and not considering lates or anything else that still hold you in a certain bracket of scores.
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