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1.5 MONTHS after discharge Update

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1.5 MONTHS after discharge Update

So after 1.5 months. I am sitting at 645-651 on all three of my scores Smiley Very Happy

just 2 CC's so far and an auto loan.. Loan isn't reporting yet and the CC's haven't fully reported either with balances of 0.

 

So WOOOOOO. could be above 670 in a month or so when everything reports and i move out of a thin file status. 

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Valued Contributor

Re: 1.5 MONTHS after discharge Update

Congrats, Let everything report and let everyone know how it helped your score. Great example for others in the same situation. Good Luck.



My posts are JMHO. I DO NOT claim to be a FICO expert. Just sharing my experiences from rebuild to recovery after BK DC.
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Established Member

Re: 1.5 MONTHS after discharge Update

Will do. I am done on credit. ONly thing I will do is re-finance the car when I can.

Holding onto the 2 credit cards as thats all i need.

 

 

 

I set up several bank accounts as well. One of them holds the amount of total credit just in case something hits the fan.

Started seperating my bills and pleasure spending into different accounts. 

 

 

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Established Member

Re: 1.5 MONTHS after discharge Update

Congrats, I got my discharge 4 months ago and I felt like I was released from financial prison. I'm looking at rebuilding my credit like a fun game now. I've completey nerded out about anything credit, FICO,  credit cards. Even though I'm slowly adding more cards I'm living more simplely and just enjoying playing the credit card game...watching my scores rise. Good luck to you!




FICO-8 as of February, 2019:



*Gardening until May, 2019
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Established Member

Re: 1.5 MONTHS after discharge Update

Same to you! And fantastic to hear!

Only thing I would suggest. Is. To keep a bank account that holds a decent chunk of your total credit. And don’t ever touch it. Unless you 100% have to.

Then keep a separate account and everything in this account is what you can spend on pleasure

And then a bill account Smiley Happy

Doing this helped me realize what I can and can’t spent. And I’ve noticed massive savings all over!
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New Member

Re: 1.5 MONTHS after discharge Update

Just got discharged myself about a 2 months ago. Just wondering what CC’s did you apply for because I’m debating on secured or surge or total visa to start
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New Contributor

Re: 1.5 MONTHS after discharge Update

Congrats, what was your scores before?


Starting Score: Eq,654,Trans 655, Ex 647
Current Score: Eq 718, Trans 719, Ex 711
Goal Score: 710 for all


Take the myFICO Fitness Challenge
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New Member

Re: 1.5 MONTHS after discharge Update

They were all in the mid 500’s they are now at 603.
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Valued Contributor

Re: 1.5 MONTHS after discharge Update

If you didnt burn them. Try Cap1 pre=qual. See if you can get unsecured first before secured.



My posts are JMHO. I DO NOT claim to be a FICO expert. Just sharing my experiences from rebuild to recovery after BK DC.
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