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My rebuild story :)

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My rebuild story :)

Hey everyone! Just wanted to spell out my rebuild to add to the already great rebuild stories after bankruptcy. I filed BK7 07/2012 after beating myself up for years. I had some medical issues that caused me to lose my job and incur a ton of medical debt. I was discharged in 10/2012 and found the "BK7 to 700" thread a little late. Now I have a built up savings account and an emergency fund to protect my financial future, and most of all credit.

 

- 10/2012 Cap1 opened at $500 ----> 04/2013 increased to $2,000 by auto CLI ----> 09/2104 increased to $5,000 by exec office request

- 10/2012 NFCU secured opened at $500 ----> 11/2013 unsecured and CLI to $7,000 ----> 08/2014 CLI to $14,000 by luv button

- 02/2013 NFCU opened at $1,000 ----> 11/2013 increased to $8,500 ----> 08/2014 CLI to $14,000 by luv button

- 07/2013 auto loan 4%

- 12/2013 NFCU $15k NavChek

- 02/2014 Barclay Arrival $3,000 ----> 08/2014 auto CLI to $4,500 I called in to recon limit and was increased to $6,000

 

It's been said many times and I will echo that there is life after bankruptcy and to just stick to the plan and be patient. Thank you to everyone on the boards for helping me get out of a bad situation and into a great one. Good luck everyone! 

 

Filed BK7: 7/2012 (start score EQ 560 / TU 529) Discharge 10/2012
740 EQ FICO 06/2018
750 TU FICO 06/2018
741 EX FICO 06/2018
$24k NFCU Platinum | $25k NFCU cashRewards Sig | $15k NavChek | $7.1k Cap1 Quicksilver | $10k Amazon Store | $19k Cap1 VentureOne | $16k Barclay Aviator | $5k Chase Freedom | $5k Chase Sapphire Preferred | $9k Costco Visa | $20k AMEX BCE
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Re: My rebuild story :)

Wow!!

 

Congrats!! now i hope i can do the same some day

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Re: My rebuild story :)


Luftty wrote:

Wow!!

 

Congrats!! now i hope i can do the same some day


Thank you! Just make sure to stick to the BK7 to 700 in 24 months plan!

Filed BK7: 7/2012 (start score EQ 560 / TU 529) Discharge 10/2012
740 EQ FICO 06/2018
750 TU FICO 06/2018
741 EX FICO 06/2018
$24k NFCU Platinum | $25k NFCU cashRewards Sig | $15k NavChek | $7.1k Cap1 Quicksilver | $10k Amazon Store | $19k Cap1 VentureOne | $16k Barclay Aviator | $5k Chase Freedom | $5k Chase Sapphire Preferred | $9k Costco Visa | $20k AMEX BCE
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Re: My rebuild story :)

Hello Scupra, does the NFCU secured report as a secured card? I'm thinking I'm going to have to start with that because I can't get any prequalified cards. Does it automatically convert to unsecured after a year?

Chapter 7 Discharged Aug 2014
Starting Score: EQ 587, TU 567, EX 612
Current Score: EQ 643, TU 627, EX 657
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Re: My rebuild story :)

The NFCU secured card does not report as secured. It has an auto review to graduate on your 12th statement. Was a great rebuild card for me!
Filed BK7: 7/2012 (start score EQ 560 / TU 529) Discharge 10/2012
740 EQ FICO 06/2018
750 TU FICO 06/2018
741 EX FICO 06/2018
$24k NFCU Platinum | $25k NFCU cashRewards Sig | $15k NavChek | $7.1k Cap1 Quicksilver | $10k Amazon Store | $19k Cap1 VentureOne | $16k Barclay Aviator | $5k Chase Freedom | $5k Chase Sapphire Preferred | $9k Costco Visa | $20k AMEX BCE
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Re: My rebuild story :)

Thanks for the info, I will probably get it when I have the funds and if capital one denies me. Maybe even if i do get approved for the capital one. They don't do a credit check for it right?

Chapter 7 Discharged Aug 2014
Starting Score: EQ 587, TU 567, EX 612
Current Score: EQ 643, TU 627, EX 657
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Re: My rebuild story :)


ordnance1987 wrote:

Thanks for the info, I will probably get it when I have the funds and if capital one denies me. Maybe even if i do get approved for the capital one. They don't do a credit check for it right?


They will absolutely check credit for the secured card. I would apply for the unsecured nRewards card, if you don't qualify they will counter offer the secured version.. At least they do that when apping in a branch YMMV.

Filed BK7: 7/2012 (start score EQ 560 / TU 529) Discharge 10/2012
740 EQ FICO 06/2018
750 TU FICO 06/2018
741 EX FICO 06/2018
$24k NFCU Platinum | $25k NFCU cashRewards Sig | $15k NavChek | $7.1k Cap1 Quicksilver | $10k Amazon Store | $19k Cap1 VentureOne | $16k Barclay Aviator | $5k Chase Freedom | $5k Chase Sapphire Preferred | $9k Costco Visa | $20k AMEX BCE
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Re: My rebuild story :)

I know this may come as a surprise - but almost exactly my reasonings for BK, dates, lines of credit, lenders, etc etc etc

 

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Re: My rebuild story :)


Scupra wrote:
They will absolutely check credit for the secured card. I would apply for the unsecured nRewards card, if you don't qualify they will counter offer the secured version.. At least they do that when apping in a branch YMMV.

 

Thanks for clearing that up, I read online that for the NFCU secured loan they didn't do a credit check so I assumed the same for the secured cc. Will try to apply for the nRewards if I don't get it I'll call see if I can get the secured one

Chapter 7 Discharged Aug 2014
Starting Score: EQ 587, TU 567, EX 612
Current Score: EQ 643, TU 627, EX 657
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Re: My rebuild story :)


grassfeeder wrote:

I know this may come as a surprise - but almost exactly my reasonings for BK, dates, lines of credit, lenders, etc etc etc

 


hahahaha total surprise, NOT! You are my dang BK twin lmao. Still is so weird to me when I see your signature

Filed BK7: 7/2012 (start score EQ 560 / TU 529) Discharge 10/2012
740 EQ FICO 06/2018
750 TU FICO 06/2018
741 EX FICO 06/2018
$24k NFCU Platinum | $25k NFCU cashRewards Sig | $15k NavChek | $7.1k Cap1 Quicksilver | $10k Amazon Store | $19k Cap1 VentureOne | $16k Barclay Aviator | $5k Chase Freedom | $5k Chase Sapphire Preferred | $9k Costco Visa | $20k AMEX BCE
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