I agree with this-it's how I re-started. Did the $500 secured loan to fund the $500 secured card. Two reporting lines of credit and it payed off in spades. Good luck to you!
I just want to make sure I understand how the secured loan funded secured card exactly?
put $500 in savings
open $500 secured loan
bank gives you $500 loan check
deposit $500 loan check
use that $500 to fund secured CC