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November 2016 Check-In Thread

 

I know you are all hard at work with your credit goals.  Have you progressed as far as you hoped?  Were there any unforseen expenses that cropped up and may have thrown you off schedule?

 

As a reminder, participation in these monthly checkins is optional, but encouraged. The goal is to help keep you on track, so feel free to post your progress updates here. This is a no-judge zone; feel free to say what's keeping you up at night or give yourself a kudo for having it all together.

 

Did you hit any potholes or speedbumps? Achieve some milestones, either small or mighty? Change your goals or add new ones?

 

Let us know how you're doing! 

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Re: Take the myFICO Fitness Challenge 2016

I'M FREE!!  All my creditors are paid, my accounts closed and through budgeting I have managed to save quite a little nest egg for the future.Smiley Very Happy  Without debt, my cash flow has increased dramaticlly, we've built and emergancy fund and no longer need to borrow money to get the things our family needs.  This has been quite an experience and I have learned alot.  Thank you so much!!  



Starting Score: Experian 627 TU 652 Quizzle na DW 634
Current:Equifax: 698TU: 659Experian: 690
Goal Score: 700 +
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Re: Take the myFICO Fitness Challenge 2016


fbh31118 wrote:

I'M FREE!!  All my creditors are paid, my accounts closed and through budgeting I have managed to save quite a little nest egg for the future.Smiley Very Happy  Without debt, my cash flow has increased dramaticlly, we've built and emergancy fund and no longer need to borrow money to get the things our family needs.  This has been quite an experience and I have learned alot.  Thank you so much!!  


Congratulations on your successes!!!

Gardening since 09/28/16 Gardenversary 09/28/17 Score: 09/15/16 EQ 772 TU 783 EXP 779
Current Score: 779
Goal Score: 800
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I'm starting the myFICO Fitness Challenge TODAY. My plan is still under construction but I will be gardening for the foreseeable future. Stay positive & focused and we can all meet our goals!!Smiley Happy

 

 

Edited to add my goals:

  1. Garden
  2. Increase CL on a couple of cards
  3. Combine Cap 1 accounts
  4. Reduce utilization
Gardening since 09/28/16 Gardenversary 09/28/17 Score: 09/15/16 EQ 772 TU 783 EXP 779
Current Score: 779
Goal Score: 800
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I haven't seen much movement the past two months (in summary):

EQ : 774 -> 774 (+0)

TU: 709 -> 717 (+8) 

EX: 747 -> 753 (+6)

 

On a side note, I moved and saw 3 new inquiries appear due to apartment hunting/utilities Smiley Sad.  Other than that, theres been nothing of note going on so my only real lever is waiting for accounts to age and inquiries to fall off.  I guess I'll just sit tight and see where the last two months of the year take me.  

Starting Score: (3/1/16) EQ/TU/EX 605/619/616
2017 Starting Score: EQ/TU/EX 767/718/749
Current Score (3/21/2017): EQ/TU/EX 779/721/775

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I'm down to the home stretch, 1 more year till I'm clean! (at least on every bureau I care about, 30 day late on TU /yawn)

 

My FICO 8's have gone up a little bit, sitting at EQ 717, TU 732, EX 740 which actually is a darned good set of scores for my file and I have some random balances on my cards which I'll try to clean up before the end of the year.

 

Planning my 1/1 New Year's FICO 3B pull still though there's no prayer of my getting back above 700 EQ 04 (which is my benchmark score, go figure I picked my worst one all those years ago to track), and will be sitting on my hands throughout next year while I get my financial house back in order after my school foray.

Starting Score: EQ 5 561, TU 98 567, EX 2 599 (12/30/11)
Current Score: EQ 5 693, EX 2 719, EQ 8 732, TU 8 732, EX 8 728 (2/01/17)
Goal Score:    EQ 5 750, EX 2 750, EQ 8 800, TU 8 Blah, EX 8 800 (01/01/18)


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Re: November 2016 Check-In Thread

I am doing pretty good although took a hit with the Bureaus this month.  Since joining the forum, I feel pretty confident these days.  I strongly encourage joining the community to those struggling, such a vast amount of financial education and even other subjects as well.  I am NFCU all the way.  They seem to be helping out in situations where nobody else will help.  With their assistance, I am gardening some more months and paying out some of my other cc's.  I will talk to my fico forum in 2017.

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I'm so excited.  My scores haven't been this high since God knows when.  I paid off a $5k cc, and that brought all my scores up by 25+ points.  To keep it going up, I use some cc's for small purchases, let it hit the credit reports, then I pay off the balance.  I'm finally close to my fiance's scores (he's closer to 800), and after the wedding we'll be ready to house hunt.


Starting Score: EQ 766 TR 767 EX 754
Current Score: EQ 807 TR 766 EX 750
Goal Score: 800 across the board


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Revelate wrote:

I'm down to the home stretch, 1 more year till I'm clean! (at least on every bureau I care about, 30 day late on TU /yawn)

 

My FICO 8's have gone up a little bit, sitting at EQ 717, TU 732, EX 740 which actually is a darned good set of scores for my file and I have some random balances on my cards which I'll try to clean up before the end of the year.

 

Planning my 1/1 New Year's FICO 3B pull still though there's no prayer of my getting back above 700 EQ 04 (which is my benchmark score, go figure I picked my worst one all those years ago to track), and will be sitting on my hands throughout next year while I get my financial house back in order after my school foray.


The question ... did you learn anything from your "school foray"? Assuming you do/did it will be more than worth the effort. As you clean up your house know it took me from 2001 BK7 to 2009 to clean my house (no major would give me a card during the entire time - note lenders views on BK were tougher in the old days).

Starting Score: 848
Current Score: 829
Goal Score: 850


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fbh31118 wrote:

I'M FREE!!  All my creditors are paid, my accounts closed and through budgeting I have managed to save quite a little nest egg for the future.Smiley Very Happy  Without debt, my cash flow has increased dramaticlly, we've built and emergancy fund and no longer need to borrow money to get the things our family needs.  This has been quite an experience and I have learned alot.  Thank you so much!!  


That's really awesome!  Congratulations on reaching your goals! Smiley Happy

gardening since: 12/02/2016.... last updated: 03/02/2017....rebuild starting score: (02/20/2016) EQ: 648 TU: 642 EX: 657
Curr. Score (Mortgage): EQ 05: 727, TU 04: 745, EX 02: 796
Goal Score (Mortgage): EQ 05: 760, TU 04: 760, EX 02: 796
Curr. Score (Fico 8): EQ: 760, TU: 769, EX: 801
Goal Score (Fico 8): EQ: 800, TU: 800, EX: 801 .......Take the myFICO Fitness Challenge

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