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Wolfeyy's Journey/Timeline thus far...

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Wolfeyy's Journey/Timeline thus far...

oHello MyFico,

 

(Mod I apologize if this is not the right forum to post in, I felt it was the most appropriate. However, please move if it is not. Thank you and sorry for the inconvenience.)

 

I’m Wolfeyy and I’m here to share my journey/timeline of my experience since I joined on 1/08/2016. So starting off I had a thin file for the longest time at 20yrs old. My sister knowing I’ve been looking around for a car asked what kind of car I wanted. I told her I am looking to get a Mini Cooper. I think there pretty cool. So she went out of her way and cosigned a car loan for me so I could get to and from work more easily. I’m very thankful for her doing that. Got approved of course and drove out that day with a new 2014 Mini Cooper base w/upgrades for 31k.

 

(Side note: Looking back now had I known she was going to get me any car under 40k and been more knowledgeable about this stuff. I would have prolly chosen something around 15k. Again at this time I just wanted a “Cool” car and I had a lot of expendable income..)

 

This is what activated my “credit file”. From then on I joined CK to monitor my “report” and then recently join MyFico to “monitor and nurse my score” to where I want to be later in life. Also, payment history is perfect. Smiley Happy So it begins…(Some dates might be off by a couple days or so. They will get updated as I remember as stuff. )

 

 

My short term goal: Possibly close Home Depot card, and Paypal Credit and Lenovo Preferred card.

My mid term goal: Get CC CL to 10k - 20k each and get that PenFed PLOC.

My long term goal: To get a house before age 30(I’m 21 now) in cash for the most part at least the land portion. Be debt free by 40. Then actually “live life how were meant to without debt” (aside from utilities and what not) w/ a part time gig. I will still be using my CCs but I won't have any committed loans in my name.

 

00/00/13 - Thin file

9/16/14 - Auto loan acquired.

9/16/14 through 1/00/15 - Scores somewhere at low 600s

00/00/14 - Paypal Credit acquired at some point at $1,000 CL

8/3/15 - CapitalONE QS1 acquired at $300 CL

8/3/15 - CapitalONE Platinum acquired at $300 CL

11/17/15 - Lenovo Preferred Card acquired at $1,200 CL

1/8/16 - Joined myFico ( I actually lurked on this site before I got my cap1s just never joined. )

1/8/16 - Barclaycard Rewards acquired at $500 CL

1/8/16 - Citi Double Cash acquired at $1,000 CL

1/8/16 - Discover acquired at $1,000 CL

1/12/16 - CapitalONE QS1 CL increased by $100

1/12/16 - CapitalONE Platinum CL increased by $100

3/1/16 through 3/24/16 Scores around 680s

3/15/16 - Home Depot card acquired at $500 CL

( I don't know why I bothered with this. I was getting a new water heater for the house as the old one busted and there was water all over the garage. My grandpa didn't have the money at the time as he just paid for the mortgage and stuff so I offered to get it. They said I could save like $50 if I apped for the card and put the purchase on there so I did. -_- The CL was too low a limit as the water heater was around $850 so I put it on my discover in the end... which is what I had planned on doing this whole time. I regret every second of it. )

3/1/16 through 3/24/16 Scores drop around 650s (High utilization)

4/1/16 through 4/24/16 Scores raise back up around low 700s

4/11/16 - Amazon store card acquired at $1,500 CL

4/15/16 - Joined Penfed but denied for PLOC and CC

4/15/16 - Pentagon FCU credit department manager called and told me that she saw I gave them a score of 10s across the board so she was confused as to why I got denied for a PLOC and CC. Said she wanted to review my application manually to see if she could help me out and call me back. So, she called back around 30mins later and said the listed income was $200. Is that correct? I told her no, My income is $1,500 to $2,000. I guess the guy I apped with over the phone misheard. She said that was the reason for the instant denial. She corrected it and approved me for the CC at $2,500 but the PLOC she said I’d have to build some history with them. I told her that was fine and thanks so much for reaching out, this has really helped me out. All is well now.

4/22/16 - Amazon store card increase to $5,000 CL (Finally received the card in the mail and called over phone immediately for CL increase)

5/1/16 - Scores sitting around 690s to 700s

5/3/16 - Discover IT luv button SP CL Increase by $1,000

5/19/16 - 3 Inquires have fallen off this week

5/25/16 - Lenovo Preferred Card CL Increase by $200 -__-

6/24/16 - 1 Inquiry has fallen off

6/24/16 - All scores a little over 700 now - Stabilized and utilization below 10%

6/29/16 - Barclaycard Rewards auto CLI to $1,500

6/29/16 - Opened a Simple Bank account for my house saving goal

7/1/16 - 1 Inquiry has fallen off

7/2/16 - Citi DC luv button SP CL Increase by $1,300

7/31/16 - CapitalONE QS1 SP CL Increased by $750

8/1/16 - Discover IT luv button SP CL Increase by $2,500

8/1/16 - All scores a little over 730 now

9/15/16 - 2 Inquiries have fallen off this week

9/17/16 - Discover IT luv button SP CL Increase by $500(2 Day message) Smiley Sad

9/20/16 - CapitalONE Platinum SP CL Increased by $750 (Took them long enough) 

9/22/16 - CapitalONE Platinum combined into CapitalONE QS1

11/21/16 - 1 Inquiry has fallen off

1/3/17 - 1 Inquiry has fallen off

5/7/17 - Discover IT Call CL Increase by $500 & APR reduction of 3%

8/6/17 - Closed that nasty Home Depot card.

8/13/17 - 1 Inquiry has fallen off

8/00/17 - Closed my Home Depot & Amazon store card. 

8/31/17 - Discover IT luv button SP CL Increase by $2,700

11/27/17 - Discover IT luv button SP CL Increase by $2,800

11/27/17 - Citi DC IT luv button SP CL Increase by $1,500

12/3/17 - Penfed PLOC approved at $2,500... -_- Better than nothing I guess

 

That is everything thus (a lot of denials along the way as well ) far. I will update my journey as time goes on..

 

"Four more months until 2 inquires fall off."
My Journey Thread: Wolfeyy's Journey/Timeline thus far...
Goal: 780s across the board(Accomplished!) | Util: under 3%
5/27/17 - TU: 789 | EX: 785 | EQ: 798
Discover IT - $11,000 | Citi DC - $5,200 | PenFed Cash Rewards - $2,500 | Cap1 QS1 - $2,300 | Barclay Rewards - $1,500
Paypal Credit - $1,000

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Valued Contributor

Re: Wolfeyy's Journey/Timeline thus far...

A lot of info there, where if all us remembered our own situations it would be a list like that if not longer. As the list shows....it's a journey! But one you can do very well at and you already have a decent start. Best of luck!
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RM21 wrote:
A lot of info there, where if all us remembered our own situations it would be a list like that if not longer. As the list shows....it's a journey! But one you can do very well at and you already have a decent start. Best of luck!

I agree. Mine is prolly short compared to some of you on here. xD. It did take a hour or two to get it together though.

"Four more months until 2 inquires fall off."
My Journey Thread: Wolfeyy's Journey/Timeline thus far...
Goal: 780s across the board(Accomplished!) | Util: under 3%
5/27/17 - TU: 789 | EX: 785 | EQ: 798
Discover IT - $11,000 | Citi DC - $5,200 | PenFed Cash Rewards - $2,500 | Cap1 QS1 - $2,300 | Barclay Rewards - $1,500
Paypal Credit - $1,000

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Re: Wolfeyy's Journey/Timeline thus far...

Congrats on your success thus so far!

Scores held down by umpteen INQ & New accounts, and a paid off loan and new loan reporting.
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pizza1 wrote:
Congrats on your success thus so far!

Thank you Pizza! Smiley Happy

"Four more months until 2 inquires fall off."
My Journey Thread: Wolfeyy's Journey/Timeline thus far...
Goal: 780s across the board(Accomplished!) | Util: under 3%
5/27/17 - TU: 789 | EX: 785 | EQ: 798
Discover IT - $11,000 | Citi DC - $5,200 | PenFed Cash Rewards - $2,500 | Cap1 QS1 - $2,300 | Barclay Rewards - $1,500
Paypal Credit - $1,000

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Valued Contributor

Re: Wolfeyy's Journey/Timeline thus far...

Congratulations on your journey so far!!

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Community Leader
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Re: Wolfeyy's Journey/Timeline thus far...

Congrats on your progress!

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Re: Wolfeyy's Journey/Timeline thus far...


Loquat wrote:

Congrats on your progress!


Thank you Loquat!

"Four more months until 2 inquires fall off."
My Journey Thread: Wolfeyy's Journey/Timeline thus far...
Goal: 780s across the board(Accomplished!) | Util: under 3%
5/27/17 - TU: 789 | EX: 785 | EQ: 798
Discover IT - $11,000 | Citi DC - $5,200 | PenFed Cash Rewards - $2,500 | Cap1 QS1 - $2,300 | Barclay Rewards - $1,500
Paypal Credit - $1,000

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JustMe3 wrote:

Congratulations on your journey so far!!


Thank you JustMe!

"Four more months until 2 inquires fall off."
My Journey Thread: Wolfeyy's Journey/Timeline thus far...
Goal: 780s across the board(Accomplished!) | Util: under 3%
5/27/17 - TU: 789 | EX: 785 | EQ: 798
Discover IT - $11,000 | Citi DC - $5,200 | PenFed Cash Rewards - $2,500 | Cap1 QS1 - $2,300 | Barclay Rewards - $1,500
Paypal Credit - $1,000

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Re: Wolfeyy's Journey/Timeline thus far...

Congrats!!! Lots of notes there and nice to look back on.

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