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Caittts credit journey

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Caittts credit journey

My journey...
Cc
Myjewlers 0/5000
Amex 0/500
NFCU NREWARDS 0/1000
NFCU MORE REWARDS 314/10,000
DISCOVER IT 0/1500
CITI SECURED 0/300 (recently opened for positive credit)
INDIGO 0/200 (recently opened for positive credit)
Fingerhut 0/300
New coast direct was approved

Loans
Campus federal 826/1000
Self lender 598/1000
Recently opened a Credit Strong for $2000
Nelnet :/ 40,000

Negative
Collection-AFNI $506 for an account that is from 2013 but shows as of last year.
Capital 1 credit card 10815/10000 I am in the process of paying them back 235 monthly with no interest as agreed, due to an open judgment.
Sources receivable $1166 trying to pay sprint back but it’s been a weird situation.
Synchrony is charged off doesn’t really show the balance.

Real estate
175958/185000

I paid my cards down to zero some had balances. Me EQ only shows about 9 accounts. I have a lot of late payments, I am around 82% of on time payments.

My Fico 9 scores
EX 589
EQ 557
TU 561

Should I garden?
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Re: Caittts credit journey

Yes garden and get rid of all those small self lender type installment loans you dont need them with SLs and a mortgage.
"If there's a lack of money in your life, understand that feeling worried, envious, jealous, disappointed, discouraged, doubtful or fearful about money can never bring more money to you, because those feelings come from a lack of gratitude for the money you have."

"Reactions are powerful creators because they contain every element needed to manifest—they're a combination of thought, belief, and feeling in action. Positive reactions create more positive things, and negative reactions create more negative things. If you can respond to negative situations calmly and lightly, instead of with emotional turbulence, what happens next in your life will be so much better."

- Rhonda Byrne

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Re: Caittts credit journey

If I cancel the new cards will it recalculate my age of credit history? I got them due to adding more positives because I have a lot of late payments. How can I balance that out?
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Re: Caittts credit journey


@Caitt wrote:
If I cancel the new cards will it recalculate my age of credit history? I got them due to adding more positives because I have a lot of late payments. How can I balance that out?

Dont cancel your new credit cards just the installment loans besides the SL and Mortgage that are costing you money you dont need to spend. AAoA is not affected for up to 10 years post close of any type of credit account.

"If there's a lack of money in your life, understand that feeling worried, envious, jealous, disappointed, discouraged, doubtful or fearful about money can never bring more money to you, because those feelings come from a lack of gratitude for the money you have."

"Reactions are powerful creators because they contain every element needed to manifest—they're a combination of thought, belief, and feeling in action. Positive reactions create more positive things, and negative reactions create more negative things. If you can respond to negative situations calmly and lightly, instead of with emotional turbulence, what happens next in your life will be so much better."

- Rhonda Byrne

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Re: Caittts credit journey

Also for what it’s worth, I dealt with AFNI last year. Once you pay them, they will submit to remove themselves from your credit reports automatically. It took a little over 35 days for me until the update showed on the next cycle of reporting but they said they would and they honored that. Once you pay them, their record on your reports will vanish as if it never existed.


Rose Gold/BCP/Delta Gold/Hilton Surpass/Hilton Honors | IT | Quicksilver | Target | VS | Home Depot | Lowes | Firestone | Wayfair | Kohl’s

Heir apparent to the SJ Special (finally got a Disco CLI of $300)

5/24, 1/24, 76445/24, who cares #HappyWithAmex





Entering the garden 5/27/2019, staying until 2020
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Re: Caittts credit journey

Agreed with gdale6 - get rid of the extra loans and use those funds against your outstanding balances.


Rose Gold/BCP/Delta Gold/Hilton Surpass/Hilton Honors | IT | Quicksilver | Target | VS | Home Depot | Lowes | Firestone | Wayfair | Kohl’s

Heir apparent to the SJ Special (finally got a Disco CLI of $300)

5/24, 1/24, 76445/24, who cares #HappyWithAmex





Entering the garden 5/27/2019, staying until 2020
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