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creditnocash
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Re: What Credit Cards should I pay off?

dl5770 wrote:

Hello all!

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: Discover Fico 689 9/14 Walmart Fico 689 9/14

Inquiries (24 Months): EQ 3 TU 0 EX 0 | Most Recent: 09/26/2014


2014 Goals:
Lower Utility
47%(OUCH!!)
Freedom Signature

Amex Zync(Unicorn)
Chase Freedom$1500
Discover IT$2900
Citi Diamond Preferred$6000
Citizens Mastercard$7000