Re: Closing Accounts
05-22-2010 05:35 PM
I have 7 cards.
Beast Buy MC 300/261 bal. 14.99% a/f 59 open 9 months, never late
Beast Buy MC 300/289 bal. 20.99% a/f 59 open 2 years, never late
Capital One 750/740 bal. 14.99% open 9 months, never late
Capital One 500/500 bal 21.99% open 4 years
Hooters 500/500 bal 29.99% a/f 8 billed monthly open 2 years, never late.
HSBC 300/290 bal 14.99% a/f 59 open 1 years
BOA 300/300 bal 12.99% a/f 19 open 2 years. It was originally a secured card. Once I got it unsecured I could never get a CLI. I wanted to "resecure" it so I could get some higher limits going. Suzi keeps telling me that since I don't have any high credit limits, no one will ever give me one.
I'd like to get rid of both best buys, hsbc and hooters. i cant get an CLI on any of them. Plus the interest rate from Hooters is insane. The others will be paid down so my total utilization will be at 50%. In the next 4 months as long as the roof doesn't cave in I will be at zero balances. Once that happens I'd like to combine CL from Capital One.
I'm just trying to make the best out of it. I hate the idea of paying another annual fee, especially to a card that hasn't done me any good.
Starting Score: EQ 500 TU 500 EX 500
Current Score: EQ 636 TU 613 EX 657 3/23/16 Recommitted to Fico Health!
Goal Score: 675