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Ok, so my discharge will come in the next 2-3 weeks. That is if my mortgage reaffirmation gets filed. If it doesnt I'll have my attorney put off my discharge date if that's what needs to happen. Im monitoring it online.

I read and read and read on here to the point it's running together. Lol My plan is capital one platinum because I already prequalify. I'm going to try to stay away from secured unless a bank I burned allows me to have a secured.

I burned discover, wells Fargo, state farm, NFCU, care credit, home depot, bank of america and Evansville teachers federal credit union. (I put this out there in case anyone wants to give general advice that I didnt specifically ask for here... all thoughts are welcome)

The question is...

Will it make a difference (maybe higher credit limit) if I wait to apply for cap one till my credit reports update to show my student loans and mortgage not included in BK and paid on time? Or should I just apply for the plat card when I see my discharge online? My uneducated theory is that if I'm patient my score will get a boost once those two things post positive things and that will lead to better limit.

The only scores I know are FICO 8....601 as of a week ago and fico 9 as of dec 5... 682.

I'll pay for an account on this site after my BK is finished till then I cant do anything so I'll save the money. I monitor the info on my credit reports with credit karma and credit wise. So far there are no mistakes.... except one that is in my favor (an old furniture store account showing as open pays as agreed... even though there is a 0 credit limit on it which basically means its closed in my opinion.)
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Re: discharge soon

I would wait for the official discharge and for your reports to 'settle' and update.






Family Member made me an AU on: 2008 Sears MC $2,001, 2016 SEARS Store Card $2,001, 2011 Synchrony Home $5,500 , 2003 FNBO Visa $9,900, 2008 Macys Amex $1900, 2008 Kohls $2,000, 2008 JC Penny $4,500, 2016 TJX Mastercard $1,500, 2019 SDFCU PowerCash Visa $10,000, 2018 AAdvantage Aviator MC $5,600, 2018 HSN $4,500, and 2016 Local Credit Union Visa $5,000. Waiting on them to all report over the next month... Only Kohls is reporting so far... WITH AGE. They use AZEO method.
Member of:
Andrews FCU (Share), PENFED CU (Checking/Share), SDFCU (Share), Alliant CU (Checking/Share), NASA FCU (Share), NWFCU (Checking/Share), Ally Bank (Checking/Savings), BofA (Checking/Share), Navigant CU (Share), Greenwood CU (Share), Elements Financial CU (Share), Ocean State CU (Share), SDFCU (Share), Wells Fargo (Checking), RI Credit Union (Share), CashApp, PayPal Premier (for free direct deposit access with cash card), Paypal Business - Grandfathered 1.5% Cash Back on Biz Debit), Apple Pay Cash, and Venmo.
I WANT to join: Hanscom FCU (For the 2 day early direct deposit).
Burned:
DCU, NFCU, Comenity, Synchrony, Barclays, Discover, Amex, Webbank (Avant), Santander, Citi (Shell), DSNB (Macys), TDRCS (Target+Nordstrom), Capital One (Personal & Business, Kohls, and GM), CreditFirst(Firestone)
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Yeah...I'm leaning that way but do you think it will effect my limit?

Ooooo maybe I'll qualify for the new cap one platinum preferred.... probably wishful thinking but sure would be nice!
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I have 6 weeks left before discharge and I am wondering if I should get a secured credit card prior to discharge? 

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I have seen people get secured and unsecured after the 341 meeting but prior to discharge. However, it isnt advised by the majority on this forum. I asked my attorney and they said they advise just waiting. So, I'm waiting not so patiently. Haha

I know some banks will allow it without discharge... some won't. I know capital one allows it. You have to do what you have to do sometimes but it's better to be safe than sorry.
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@nu-stat wrote:

I have 6 weeks left before discharge and I am wondering if I should get a secured credit card prior to discharge? 


I got the Opensky secured card about 5 weeks before my discharge. No issues here...

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