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mcf
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What am i doing wrong?

Hi let me start by saying my credit has never been great. I have always had middle of the road credit. Ive paid off old charge offs.. i think 4 neggis on my report a late 2 years old.. a repo 2.5 years old.. and 2 paid charge offs.. now during this time ive had several cards. Get to those in a few. I have student loan ive left on just paying bare minimum for the past 10 yrs.. orchard bank for about 5 yrs.. 2 good auto loans. Ford motor nmac. Nmac also my repo.. bad divorce. No mortgage. Ok thats about my background. I currently have.

5 cap ones 3 with1550 total cl on them.. orchard sold and a discover hsbc sold to them 500 each

Paypal 700
Walmart 800
Sams club 1600
Kays 2096
Visa extra points nfl 500

My score is always around 614.. my limits are low but so are my balances i pay them every month but never see a budge in my score. I never spend more than 30% on any one but use each every month. Except kay its just in limbo ill buy a watch once a year just to report lol. I just dont know why my score isnt better. Any advice? My report looks awesome. Exvept the repo.. mainly. But 2.5 yrs it should lessen the affect. Ty.
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Re: What am i doing wrong?

whats your mix look like? have an installment or two in there?

 

lower util if you can. all 0 bal, with 1 at 9% or under (but not ALL 0 bal). seems to be the magic combo for max gain.

 

GW any lates...some would work with you if not a long string of KDs.

 

GW the pd COs.


does the repo have a deficiency bal? if not, try GW. if so, try PFD.

 

 

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Re: What am i doing wrong?

Ohh yeh i do have a 3000 personal loan.. forgot that. Uhmn i do have some with 0 bal some with less than 9% some i use right up to 20% well my late was american airlines.. i had set up auto payment.. and they tricked me during divorce bad money period.. they said we will waive interest for 12 months and so isaid ok. Set up autopay so i figured i was good well it didnt autorenew lol.. so i was late 13th month, and by accepting no interest i had no idea that closed my account... we live an learn. I gw the late nothin they could do.. the repo is charged off.. yep a balance.. im hiding under rocks due to not wanting to receive letters from them.. lol. Avoid calls etc.. in nc i believe 3 yrs is the ..it slipped my brain atm.. co due to fall off soon. But still seems score would be a little better. Avg age of credit is little over 3 yrs all combined according to CK no derog just past bads.
Starting Score:Walmart TU 686, MyFico EQ 630, Credit Sesame 649, CK 636Current Score: 689 TU/Walmart CK 645 Goal Score:700 CLUB
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mcf
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Re: What am i doing wrong?

Also just paid off a vehicle at a buy here bend over here car lot. Needed a vehicle after repo. Said they reported to experian.. no visible signs of that.. lol.
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