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Re: those with credit scores near or over 720

tcbofade wrote: 

That is a GREAT post, but somehow, it doesn't seem to apply to me.


I have both a "clean" and a "thick" file on all three cr's.


(no baddies, no lates...45 accounts listed)


I'm stuck in the low 600's due mostly (I think) to utilization.

I think you are exactly right - high utilization is a killer to good scores.


My credit profile is very close to yours (60+ accounts, no baddies, no lates, AAoA around 5 yrs, etc.).  I started out in Jan '12 with scores in the mid 600s and an overall utilization on my revolving debt of around 80%.  I am currently down to about 50% overall utilization, and my scores are now high 600s (EQ - 680 and TU - 699).


I don't know how accurate the myFICO score simulator is, but it is projecting that if I can decrease my revolving debt to less than 10% utilization within the next 12 months, my score will be in the 755 - 805 range.  This would be awesome if true!

Starting Score: Jan 2012: EQ - 659, TU08 - 670, EX - ???
Current Score:April 2014: EQ - 772, TU08 - 782, EX - 754
Last App:3/21/14