Re: What Credit Cards should I pay off?
12-06-2012 04:12 PM
I am new to this board and it appears to be a great resource to get some solid advise.
I am coming into some money ($18,000) in January and would like to take the best approach in paying off some Credit Cards. Both for Credit Score and peace of mind!
Here's my situation (listed by highest ARP):
Cap 1 (17.9%) - $575 balance ($5,000)
AMEX (17.24%) - $7,722 balance ($8,000 limit)
Discover (12.99%) - $6,118 balance ($7,200 limit)
Chase (12.24%) - $4,913 balance ($5,500 limit)
BOA (9.24%) - $9,927 balance ($11,100 limit)
Citi (6.24%) - $9,355 balance ($9,500)
My thoughts are: Cap 1, AMEX and BOA....OR.....Cap 1, AMEX, Discover and Chase (most of)
Any input would be great!!
i would do the first.
but then manage your cards better.
after you pay off most of your balances you should see a gigantic score bump. in which id app for a cu credit card with a super high limit and bt for a 0% for x months for whatever you can. since you prob wont be coming into another 18k anytime soon.
|Current: EQ 735 Discover 9/5/13 Walmart TU 730 EX FICO 726 Amex Pull(1/1/13)|
Starting total revolving credit: $2600 | Current total revolving credit: 31k+
Inquiries (24 Months): EQ 8 TU 5 EX 5 | Most Recent: 09/04/2013
|Amex Zync(Unicorn) |
Citi Diamond Preferred$6000