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Justrebuilding
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Registered: ‎12-28-2012
Re: Garden Club Meeting - January 2013

I'm new the forums and spending some time in the garden.  I won't be opening any new cards until after I find and close on my house. I'm thinking about the following around summer (I have 5 inq falling off in feb 2013 :smileyhappy: DCU Rewards, Discover Rewards. 

 

Not sure which others rewards cards are really BK friendly (bk 08)



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Cageym
Posts: 507
Registered: ‎07-31-2012
Re: Garden Club Meeting - January 2013
Still hanging around. No apps.

What's in my wallet: Cap1 Venture $10K NFCU Sig Visa $25k Amex Zync NPSL Delta Gold $18k BCE $2k Citi Simplicity $5450 Priority Select Visa 5.9K Amazon Visa 4k CSP 5k
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Revelate
Posts: 8,447
Registered: ‎12-30-2011
Re: Garden Club Meeting - January 2013

creditnocash wrote:

Wolf3 wrote:

What about those who are planning to refinance a mortgage?  Is that in or out of the garden?


if you take an inquiry to refinance your out but its a big reason to step out. and hopefully for the better. 

 

ANY hard pull will result in this. 


The rule is specifically any HP that leads to a tradeline, or has the possibility of leading to a new tradeline, or is a change in the tradeline (CLI's being the example there).

 

As a refinance of either a mortgage or auto loan leads to a new tradeline, that is considered stepping out of the garden... though both absolutely worth doing so for unlike some number of credit card applications.  Gardening is a tool after all, not an end goal in itself.

 

There are a few other reasons for inquiries though, rental check, new utilities, or renting a car with a debit card (unlikely on this particular forum I admit) that have no chance of leading to a tradeline and are considered unavoidable.  As such they don't reset your gardening timeline.

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staifokuzed
Posts: 180
Registered: ‎12-19-2012
Re: Garden Club Meeting - January 2013
Day one of gardening

PayPal MC 1000
Barclay rewards 1000
Matrix sec 300 (plucking this weed prior to fees)
Applied 500.

Plan not to app until 11/13ish state inspection runs out that's when i plan to exit.

Approved for both PayPal and Barclay this month. Both on recon. Thank you guys/lady's.
With out u i could not of got this far.

Also quit smoking and put that money towards applied secured until 5k Max.

Thanks for the help and encouragement. HAPPY NEWYEAR
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DISCOVER IT- 5.2K BARCLAY REWARD- 3.2K
PAYPAL REWARDS -6K VICTORIA SECRETS -1750
USAA AMEX-5.5K CITI TY PREFR 3.1K(NPSL) CHASE FREEDOM -1K
SPORTSMAN VISA- 8K AMEX ED PRFD- 8.5
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webhopper
Posts: 7,230
Registered: ‎09-16-2011
Re: Garden Club Meeting - January 2013

Wolf3 wrote:

What about those who are planning to refinance a mortgage?  Is that in or out of the garden?


 

I applied to refinance my mortgage in July points to siggy... lost my spade but saved 15k over the life of the loan. Reduced my payment by 500 per month on a rental property. No one will think badly of you for stepping out of the garden for a timely refi :smileyhappy:

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obageegee
Posts: 268
Registered: ‎09-30-2012
Re: Garden Club Meeting - January 2013

Silver Spade this month! Don't have the itch as much the last two weeks. I have gardened Home Depot, Lowes, Cabelas, Tractor Supply, Walmart, Amazon and Associated Bank. PIFed all of them. Now for round three. Good luck everyone!




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webhopper
Posts: 7,230
Registered: ‎09-16-2011
Re: Garden Club Meeting - January 2013
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@revelate... prior to getting additional cards in february 2012 I rented a car and I got a HP for it in July 2011. Such a sad reason to get a HP... if I had known about this forum I could have probably had an amex back then!


@obageegee. ... Congrats on silver spade!!!

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jsucool76
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Registered: ‎12-11-2011
Re: Garden Club Meeting - January 2013
Ouch web.

I would be pissed if i got a HP to rent a car. Same thing with cable companies and stuff. Id rather leave a deposit than get a hp.
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Epcot
Posts: 2,783
Registered: ‎10-10-2012
Re: Garden Club Meeting - January 2013

As with many others, January was to be the month I was going to apply for a couple new cards. I scratched that itch successfully in November and have been happily back in the garden since.
Enjoying some Champagne hoping to remain here for a long time. :smileyhappy:


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SisterGirl
Posts: 194
Registered: ‎11-17-2012
Re: Garden Club Meeting - January 2013

I've grown so much in knowledge from this great community & I will not seek any further credit lines, only nurture & care for what's already achieved. I've acquired new lines, improved old lines, & will seek new ventures late 2013 (Oct-Nov-Dec).

 

Happy New Year 2013 !

 

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