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Flying_High
Posts: 187
Registered: ‎08-12-2012
Score went up then it droped two days later

So for a while there my FICO score has been the same for like 1 month at 668, just the other day it went up to 686 so im like cool.. a while ago i read somewhere that someone said its good to have bal showing after statement my statement was on Nov 2nd but my due date is Nov 28 for the Discover but beca i did that my score droped to 665 right after my score went up..I just dont get it.. i do have a bal of $316 on my Discover CL is $750..my question is when I pay the $316 will my score go bk up right after my Dec 2nd statement?

As of 9/13"
Starting Score: 600
Current Score: 600
Goal Score: 760
Garden till 10/14"
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john398
Posts: 3,517
Registered: ‎01-19-2009
Re: Score went up then it droped two days later
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I think, Ideally you want to show a less than 10% balance so that would be less than $75

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luckelle
Posts: 168
Registered: ‎12-05-2007
Re: Score went up then it droped two days later
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Im at work and typed a long explanation for your question but,Somehow it didnt go threw. Your scores moves up faster after the initial hit on your credit. Use the fico simulator and set it to pay off the dept in 6 months verses 1 month and watch your score will be at least 40 points higher than had you payed it off immediately and had no balance for 6 months. What im saying is chose pay your bills in full in 1month vs pay your balance over 6 months with the simulator and watch your score will be higher. if you understand what I mean.YMMV

Starting Score: 5/2012 TU 595, EQ 565, EX fako 547
Current Score:as of 9/2012, TU 626,Walmart 612, EQ 600, EX fako 623
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Repo-ed
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Registered: ‎02-09-2012
Re: Score went up then it droped two days later

luckelle wrote:

Im at work and typed a long explanation for your question but,Somehow it didnt go threw. Your scores moves up faster after the initial hit on your credit. Use the fico simulator and set it to pay off the dept in 6 months verses 1 month and watch your score will be at least 40 points higher than had you payed it off immediately and had no balance for 6 months. What im saying is chose pay your bills in full in 1month vs pay your balance over 6 months with the simulator and watch your score will be higher. if you understand what I mean.YMMV


I agree with this.

 

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Flying_High
Posts: 187
Registered: ‎08-12-2012
Re: Score went up then it droped two days later
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luckelle wrote:

Im at work and typed a long explanation for your question but,Somehow it didnt go threw. Your scores moves up faster after the initial hit on your credit. Use the fico simulator and set it to pay off the dept in 6 months verses 1 month and watch your score will be at least 40 points higher than had you payed it off immediately and had no balance for 6 months. What im saying is chose pay your bills in full in 1month vs pay your balance over 6 months with the simulator and watch your score will be higher. if you understand what I mean.YMMV


I went into the Score Simulater and it worked BUT the score they are useing is the old one 686 Report date Nov 2nd... when i go on the home page they show me my score of 665, Alert date 77387....So what does that mean do I have to pay for it again to update or do I wait?...Oh and about the fico simulator it said Pay Down $13 of Your Credit Card Balances Each Month for 1 Month(s) they will not let me do pay down $13 for 6 months it keeps giving me error now when they say Each Month for 1 month does that mean $13 every month untill i pay it off?, Im kinda lost. :0|

As of 9/13"
Starting Score: 600
Current Score: 600
Goal Score: 760
Garden till 10/14"