11-04-2010 01:29 PM
I have been working on my credit report for quite a while and need to make faster progress on raising my FICO score. Which should I get rid of/work on first?
1. Paying off my 2 tax liens;
2. Lowering my student loan balance;
3. Paying off my active credit card; or
4. Paying off my closed credit cards.
11-04-2010 08:09 PM - edited 11-04-2010 08:14 PM
Either item 1 or 4.
The seven year period under FCRA 605(a)(3) for drop off a a tax lien does not even begin until the lien is paid. Tax liens are a major derog.
As for closed accounts with balances, what derogs were posted by the OC, and what are their normal drop off dates? Was a CO reported?
What peril remains for escalating activity on their part, such as a charge-off, a colection referral, or even legal action?
FICO is not primarily about accounts, it is primarily about derogs under an account.