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Garden Club Meeting - November 2013

Senior Contributor

Re: Garden Club Meeting - November 2013

Good morning!


Hope everyone had a safe & enjoyable Halloween.  Mine was good, I was doing the "happy dance"  inspired by MJ's yellow dancing monsters with my costume last night in celebration of Lexie's promotion...Congrats once again Lexie!!!   On the other hand.....Finally got my BRONZE spade!!  What a great way to start a new month,  happy November everyone!

JPM Ritz Carlton $8k I UMP Club $8k I CSP $8k | Chase Hyatt $5k I AMEX Green NPSL I AMEX Delta $2k I Citi AA $2k | C1 QS $4.5k
BOA UNC-CH Alumni $6k I Hawaiian WEMC $3k I Arrival $6.5k I IT $1.5k | Merrill+ $2k | Lowes $12k | Apple $2k | +23more
Scores: EQ:671 (FICO 11) EX:686 (FICO N/C) TU:686 (FICO N/C) *8-5-14*
Overall UTIL: 14% *Gardening Since: 1/20/16*
Need to stay out of trouble.... Go Heels!!! ... GC Watchlist ( #1 since 12-12-13)
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Frequent Contributor

Re: Garden Club Meeting - November 2013

Just checking in for November. Coming up on 9 months. This is the month I am supposed to decide on an AmEx app to get a 2013 MSD. While it would be nice to lock that in, I think I am going to keep going for that Platinum spade! Anyone else having this dilemma?

Starting Scores: myFICO EQ: 678, myFICO TU: 676, myFICO EX: 678 (01/2013)
Latest Scores: myFICO EQ: 789, myFICO TU: 782, myFICO EX: 788
My Wallet: American Express BCE, NFCU cashRewards, Capital One Quicksilver, Discover It, Chase Freedom, Chase Amazon Rewards
Gardening since 02/07/17
Message 62 of 5,680
Frequent Contributor

Re: Garden Club Meeting - November 2013

@MC9199 - I didn't BK any major banks. Right now, for them, it's just the fact of having a BK that keeps me being acceptable for their cards. I'm just glad to know it's not the end of the world for me and I don't have to wait another 3-4 years or until the BK completely falls off to get credit with the CUs. For me, 5 of my accounts are brand new as of July this year (all NFCU and both CapOne), so age and demonstrating I can handle all this new credit, will be key.

Barclay's was sending me pre-approvals all the time. I haven't received anything lately. I'm sure the NFCU CLI's scared them off! Ha!

Past - CH7 BK Discharged 01/09 | Rebuild Started 05/12 Present - All IIBs GONE! Future - 2015 Mortgage
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Regular Contributor

Re: Garden Club Meeting - November 2013

Another month in the garden. I'm 4 weeks away from the platinum spade! Feels like forever in here 😜

Starting Score: EQ 609 EX 570 TU 656 March 2012 CH 7 BK 12/08
Current Score: EQ 691 EX 694 TU 713
Goal Score: all 3 700's.
Quicksilver $5000 Discover IT $1500 Barclays NFL $1250 Walmart $1500 CL Applied Bank $300 (secured)

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In the Garden till 12/14
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Frequent Contributor

Re: Garden Club Meeting - November 2013

Just got my bronze spade, WOOT WOOT. feels good, Ill have my Silver for a little but then Im getting an Amex at the end of Jan to help with my AAOA before my home purchase end of 2014 early 2015.

12/28/13 (Garden Start Date)

Message 65 of 5,680
Established Contributor

Re: Garden Club Meeting - November 2013

I'm still here in the Garden. I recently got an SP CLI on my converted Cap 1 card and asked for a CLI on my other one. I hope that's an SP too.


PNC sent me a pre-selected offer for a card with 0% BT til 2015. I was tempted for a minute, but I didn't bite.


I pick up my silver spade in 2 weeks. Smiley Happy

Starting Score: 515
Current Score: EQ08 711 EX08 731 TU08 735
Goal Score: 740+

Amex BCP $25k | Discover IT $15.7k | Cap 1 QS $10k | PSECU $10k | Citi DC $9300 | Citi DP $6800 | Barclay Ring $6500 | PayPal Extras MC $5045 | DCU $5000 | Chase Slate $5000 | Barclays AA $4100 | Chase Freedom $4000 | Union Plus $1000 | Target $500
Message 66 of 5,680
Valued Member

Re: Garden Club Meeting - November 2013

Reporting for November gardening.  Still early, but the seeds should start growing soon Smiley Happy

EX: 743 as of 11/14/14
Chase: CSP $15.9k | Chase Freedom $2.4k | Fairmont $5k | Marriott Premier $2k | Hyatt $1.1k | IHG $1k
AMEX: AMEX Platinum NPSL | Hilton HHonors $6k | SPG $4k | Delta Gold Card $2k
Citi: Hilton HHonors Reserve $5.6k
Barclaycard: Arrival+ $2.5k
Capital One: VentureOne $10k
Others: Discover it $1600 | Jared $7.6k
Message 67 of 5,680
Established Contributor

Re: Garden Club Meeting - November 2013

Happy Nov 1st!  I've been waiting a year for this day to come..  a huge slew of apps in October 2012, got some cards and THEN found this forum.  Still have a couple (damn cap One lying rep pulled all 3 for a CLI and was denied  lol)  that I'm stuck with until March but 4 is better than 12!  Smiley Wink


Garden on peeps! 

FICO: EQ 768 | TU 813 | EX 781

Amex BCE $25000, SFFCU Visa $15000 + LOC $5000, USAA Amex $6000, USAA MC $7000, Cap1 $8000, Freedom $12000, Slate $500, Barclays "RIP" SM $11500, USBank Cash+ $7500, Citi Diamond $7900, Citi Double Cash $3700, Care Credit $13500k.
My Credit Repair Journey
Message 68 of 5,680
Valued Contributor

Re: Garden Club Meeting - November 2013

H4LO wrote:
Checked CreditKarma this morning, boy was I shocked. Dropped 72 points. I know it's not my real score as I checked my TU score from Barclay. Still shocking. Gardening for a while! Must not app lol

If I were you I'd pull my report to make sure a collection or something didn't get added.

Starting Score: 11/29/12 TU 527; EQ 565; EX 564 fako - bk7 dc'd 2/15/13
Current Score: 1/22/15 TU 645; EQ 605; EX 633 New goal 675
Cap1 sec $1k (SD) / Fingerhut $2k / Flagship $12k / cashRewards $12k / NavChek $15k / Amazon $2k / Von Maur $1k / Firestone $2.2k / BCU $3k / NFL $1k / QS1 $750 / Target $400 / PPSC $800 / Conoco $700 (last app 09/29/14)
Message 69 of 5,680
Community Leader
Senior Contributor

Re: Garden Club Meeting - November 2013

Checking in and been in the garden for 9 lonnnng months now. 11/07 is my secured cards 12th statement so I will be in the garden until then depending on what happens Smiley Happy

Filed BK7: 7/2012 (start score EQ 560 / TU 529) Discharge 10/2012
730 EQ FICO 11/2017
750 TU FICO 11/2017
735 EX FICO 11/2017
$20k 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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