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paid down credit cards

paid down my biggest card balance and i only got a 4 point fico rise. RIDICULOUS...

 

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Paid down, down to zero? 


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Re: paid down credit cards

No i went from $1000 to $300 and i thought i would get a bigger bump in my score but i did not

 

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Depends a lot on whats left on other cards, util etc. Do agree though, that is not a good thing to see. I know when i paid all mine off few years back i got, from what i remember around 50 points. Hopefully it will bump up more in the next few months for you. And hey, it is one down and no interest racking up on it...brightside and all that.
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I have one more card that has a balance of $110 and my credit limit is $350 so I will just pay that one off to a $0 balance and see what that does

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wildbillcody wrote:

I have one more card that has a balance of $110 and my credit limit is $350 so I will just pay that one off to a $0 balance and see what that does


When you pay down this card, you should (hopefully) see a bigger increase.  Right now, that card is slightly above 30% utilization. Dropping that number should make a difference.

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cool, thanks. I have just now gotten the hang of paying off cards before they report so i will get this one before it reports on the 8th

 

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Congrats on the payoff! Hopefully your score rises as you payoff the next one!

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wildbillcody wrote:

cool, thanks. I have just now gotten the hang of paying off cards before they report so i will get this one before it reports on the 8th

 


Yep, that's the key - pay down the balance before the statement generates. Hope it works out for you.  Please, post an update.

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If one of your other cards has a high balance still even if the limit is only $300, it will negate the point increase of the card you paid down. What is the % utilization of all your cards right now?
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