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My Ch 7 BK discharged in September 2018. Since then, I have got a CC through Credit One bank w/ a 450$ limit, had my fiancee add me as an authorized user on her AMEX CC and also got a used car loan (added my old car into my BK). 


Score before filing : 480

Score after filing : 500ish (don't remember the exact amount)

Score as of 5/31/2019 : Transunion : 626, Equifax : 632, Experian : 613


Car loan through CPS : opened August 29,18

C1 CC : opened Aug 19,18

AMEX Authorized User : Added Aug 01,18


I haven't filled out anymore applications since then and am now looking at what to do next. Do I have my fiancee add me as an authorized user on another card, do I apply for another CC? I do want to refinance my current auto loan (it is at 15.59%), she had cosigned on the loan. Do you guys think I will need her to cosign again when I refinance? 


Companies added in BK :

Capital One CC


Citi CC


Toyota Financial (Car loan)


I appreciate the advice, thank you. 

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Valued Contributor

Re: Next steps

Check the prequal sites for Discover and CapOne and see what they offer you. Assuming you did not burn either one of them in the BK. You may be able to qualify for one better than the CeditOne now.

Started Rebuild 4/2018: EX 616| TU 604| EQ 621

Current 5/28/20:

First Goal Score: 750+ Reached 3/2019

Next Goal all over 800
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Re: Next steps

If it were me only, my approach would be wait till my youngest accounts age to 1 yr and the inquiries drop from FICO 8 and no longer scoreable. Then I would try for a Discover, as you would eventually down the road do not want the Credit One a subprime, to gain years as your oldest revolver and will eventually want to rid of subprimes and annual fees. I would let the Discover age a year, so you have 2 yr history on auto, 2 CCs (these as they tend to stay open for years, will down the road be your oldest accounts, as paid off loans eventually age off). Then I would try for a refinance after, at the 2 yr mark on auto and Credit One. 


Right now, everything individual, is under a year, 1 CC with low CL also under a year. I'd think they most likely would require a co-signer again. 

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