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Approaching CC Limits???

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Approaching CC Limits???

Good DAy!  I just noticed that my Fico score dropped from a 720 to a 660 over a one year period due to (newly opened) high CC balances.  I have two CC with balances approaching the CC limit.   I know I need to bring both balances down, however, should I focus on one more than the other, or try to bring them both down at the same time.   Please Help!!! 
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FOCUSD_CHIC wrote:
Good DAy!  I just noticed that my Fico score dropped from a 720 to a 660 over a one year period due to (newly opened) high CC balances.  I have two CC with balances approaching the CC limit.   I know I need to bring both balances down, however, should I focus on one more than the other, or try to bring them both down at the same time.   Please Help!!! 


 
Do you have Microsoft Money? I would pay the one that is costing me the most down first.  That can fluctate and cannot be determined solely by interest rate.  Money has something called a debt reduction planner where you can give it the date you would llike to pay or plug in the amount you can dedicate to debt.  It wll calculate the best payment plan for you.  Not sure if quicken and the liek offer the same.  I'm a Money-holic.

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Actually, I do have Microsoft Money, but never used it b4.   Guess, I better start now!  THe crazy thing is both of my new CC's are near their CC limit!  and for what it's worth, I haven't been late on any bills within the past 4-5 years, but recently decided to splurge and runn my CCs up in Jamaica!!! OopsSmiley Happy
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Just an FYI a 90% maxes card can hurt you almost as much as a collectio...
 
 
BTW Welcome to the forums...forgot my mannersSmiley Very Happy
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Wow....wish I would've known beforehand, cause 90% maxes are exactly what I am dealing with.  Thanks for the advice! Time to focus on "upgrading" my score, again!
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You can also copy and paste balances and limits into MS Excel and do a little analysis. Add a util column, a payment column, updated balance column, and an updated util column. You can game windfalls and BTs to "load balance" your CCs.
 
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