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I don't need anymore credit cards, right?
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So during my recent app spree, I applied for a Wells Fargo credit card. I just received my denial letter and was invited to open a secured card with them for a minimum of $300. I opened all the cards in my siggie last month, except for Capital One. I'm tempted to open with Wells Fargo, but I really don't think I need it, especially since it's a secured card and I already have 2 unsecured Visa cards. PLUS, my AAoA would go down even more. I've never heard Wells Fargo be referred to as being a prime card, so I don't think it will really help me.

 

I guess I just answered my own question. Lol! :womanlol:


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Re: I don't need anymore credit cards, right?
Ideally you only need 2-3 cards for rebuilding. From what I hear, the WG card reports as secured and wouldn't look all that great on a manual review.

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Re: I don't need anymore credit cards, right?

If I was u Id get my hinney in the garden and let all those accounts age!! 


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Re: I don't need anymore credit cards, right?

annielorie wrote:

If I was u Id get my hinney in the garden and let all those accounts age!! 


My hiney is in the garden as of 11/25/12. I was just curious. :womanhappy:


Starting Scores: (4/16/12 lender pull) TU 596 | EX 550 | EQ 576
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Current Score (11/7/14): TU 664 | EX 605 (no update) | EQ 661
Goals: Removing a $30 30-day late mark on my CR in November 2014 because I was too nice to a friend. Last app 7/16/14 (auto loan)
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Re: I don't need anymore credit cards, right?

I'd say you're in good shape to just continue nurturing the cards you do have. If you did want the other card it would be best to do it quickly so your AAoA doesn't take a huge hit. I have 4 secured cards working for me right now that will be phased out as I get real cards/better credit overall. 3 is the magic number, but 4 seemed to work for me.



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Re: I don't need anymore credit cards, right?

You're good, just garden and grow!!!



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