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2 in 10 would give up alcohol for an 800 score

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2 in 10 would give up alcohol for an 800 score

Americans have massive credit score misconceptions, study shows

'About 20 percent of people said they would give up alcohol for a score of 800'


I'm not a heavy drinker by any means and I still wouldn't do it. lol

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Re: 2 in 10 would give up alcohol for an 800 score

I don't drink, anyway ; - )

 

How many would give up alcohol, and thus have the option of getting all their collections and charge-offs deleted?

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Re: 2 in 10 would give up alcohol for an 800 score

Wonder what they'd give up for 850? Smiley Surprised

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Re: 2 in 10 would give up alcohol for an 800 score

I don't drink so sure, I'll do it lol

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Re: 2 in 10 would give up alcohol for an 800 score

Nope. I'm definitely part of that other 80%! I'll take a 700 and another Founders, please. Smiley Wink


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Re: 2 in 10 would give up alcohol for an 800 score

I think this is one of those silly articles written when maybe the author was having a glass of wine, or two, while perusing her credit scores. The article just doesnt make any sense at all. Thumbs down. 


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Re: 2 in 10 would give up alcohol for an 800 score


@CreditInspired wrote:

I think this is one of those silly articles written when maybe the author was having a glass of wine, or two, while perusing her credit scores. The article just doesnt make any sense at all. Thumbs down. 


Compared to the knowledge on these forums, most of the mainstream articles concerning credit are just content-fillers.

 

But we can't blame Brittany....blame 'CompareCards by LendingTree', the source of the 'study'.

 

Her headline is "Americans have massive credit score misconceptions, study shows". Judging by the comments below that article on Fox Business, a headline of "Americans have massive credit score misconceptions,  comments show" would also work.

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Re: 2 in 10 would give up alcohol for an 800 score

How do you get the CRADIS?

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@CreditInspired wrote:

I think this is one of those silly articles written when maybe the author was having a glass of wine, or two, while perusing her credit scores. The article just doesnt make any sense at all. Thumbs down. 


If every time a MyFico member wanted to apply for a new card they had a glass of wine instead.

Maybe alcohol consumption would lead to higher scores !    Heart

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Re: 2 in 10 would give up alcohol for an 800 score

I would walk 10 kilometers for an 800 across the board.....

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