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Confused!

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Confused!

I'm totally confused. I was playing around with the FICO score stimilator. My total revolving debt is $2445. If I pay $815 for 1 month, my FICO score should increase 20 to 40 points. If I pay $815 for 3 months, my FICO score should increase between 30 to 50 points.

 

What should I do?

 

Thanks in advance!

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Regular Contributor

Re: Confused!

Sounds like paying down your debt is the best option and your FICO score will agree with that.

 

 

Established Contributor

Re: Confused!

Not to sound condescending, but you don't really need a score simulator to figure out that if you pay down your revolving debt, your score will go up.

 

Perhaps you should be more specific in asking about what you are trying to accomplish with your credit profile?


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Super Contributor

Re: Confused!

Paying down debt is always a good financial move causing a jump in scores

Before you app think...
Have you done your research of the CC?
Does it fit your spending?
Do you have a plan for the bonus w/o going into debt?
Can you afford the AF?
Do you know the cards benefits? Is it worth the HP?
Senior Contributor

Re: Confused!


Matt6995 wrote:

Sounds like paying down your debt is the best option and your FICO score will agree with that.

 

 


+1

 

Simulators are just that - simulators.  Paying down debt always lends itself to a positive score gain - provided other factors on your credit profile don't affect it.

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Re: Confused!

Well, remember that with scenario #2, you're not only paying down the debt and thus reducing util, you're also allowing your accounts to gain age.

 

I'm going to move this to the Understanding FICO Scoring forum.


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