05-22-2010 04:37 PM
I have always been told to never close accounts, to just tuck the card away and use it for gas every other month or something. I am at a high utilization at this point, about 90-95%. I'm paying 4 cards off this month and was just planning to close them. They are subprime cards with A/f and 20%+ interest rates stuck at 300 to 500 cl. I figure getting rid of these guys cant hurt me because I'm already maxed on my utilization. Is that right?? My scores range in the low to mid 600s.
Starting Score: 2/1/12 TU 659 EX 657 EQ 669
Current Score: 3/13/12 TU 670 EX 670 EQ 704
Goal Score: 700 Club
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Closed on first home 11/8/12 FHA 3.5%