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Reached a milestone

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Reached a milestone

Since March I've paid off a bit under $30K in credit card debt. Hardest part was making the decision to get rid of it. I started with a score of 720 and had balances of: Visa - $11575 ($14K), Discover - $10150 ($15K), AmEx - $8013 (pay off in full every month - almost all work related travel)


Lessons Learned


AmEx - Balance total does not matter much. Plus or minus 8 points (7 is the most common) no matter the balance. Gone down and up 7 points with comparable balances.

Discover - Paying off in full raised my score 30 points.

Visa - Paying off $5K raised my score 32 points. 


Make the decision. Come up with a workable plan. Execute the plan.


I paid off my Visa last week so we will see what my score actually goes to. I'm at a 790 right now.


Starting Score: TU: ???, EQ: 738 - 03/11/2010
Curent Score: TU: ???, EQ: 790
Goal Score: TU: ???, EQ: 780

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Valued Contributor

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Welcome to the forums!!

Very well done. You committed to it and have been successful!

TCL: $306,100Utiliz: 6%AAoA: 5yrs 2mOther: Lease, Loan, *No MortgageCollections-Lates-BK's: 0

LWS-35k | BOA-50k | AMX-32.4k | DISC-33.6k | ALNT-25k | NFCU-33k | BARC-15k | BBUY-12k | CSE-10k | CP1-10k | CITI-11.7k | PF-38.4k

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Super Contributor

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Good job and keep at it.

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Frequent Contributor

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Committing to paying it off is definitely the hardest part. Congratulations on the milestone!! That's some awesome work. Smiley Very Happy

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