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I Must Say.....

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I Must Say.....

ever since I signed up with Credit Karma and Experian.com, I'm practically "obsessed" with my credit score. It's the first thing I check when I get up in the morning, and I will log in and check it throughout the day. Every 2 pt drop is met with words I care not to repeat and if the score goes the other way, well let's just say I hop out of bed with a little more vigor so to speak. Anybody else do this? Check on their credit scores multiple times a day?

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Yes. See below for more free scores.

 

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If you don't have it, try wallethub.com for daily TU VantageScore reports.

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@joeyv1985 wrote:

ever since I signed up with Credit Karma and Experian.com, I'm practically "obsessed" with my credit score. It's the first thing I check when I get up in the morning, and I will log in and check it throughout the day. Every 2 pt drop is met with words I care not to repeat and if the score goes the other way, well let's just say I hop out of bed with a little more vigor so to speak. Anybody else do this? Check on their credit scores multiple times a day?


I pay for the daily EX monitoring service, and also check my free Wallet Hub daily TU VS3 updates. I have a morning routine that includes logging in to each card as well as my bank accounts, then checking my credit scores, then (sadly these days) checking my investments. I have my links saved in order that I go through them every day. You're not alone, my friend. Smiley Happy


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I used to check Experian almost daily, the "other" sites and scores I don't waste my time looking or worrying about as they are basically pointless.

 

I now check maybe once a week unless I get an alert from Exp.

EXP 758 TU 783 EQ 729
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I check WalletHub daily, Credit Karma at least weekly, and I do at least one Experian trial a month to update the score signatures. 




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@joeyv1985 wrote:

ever since I signed up with Credit Karma and Experian.com, I'm practically "obsessed" with my credit score. It's the first thing I check when I get up in the morning, and I will log in and check it throughout the day. Every 2 pt drop is met with words I care not to repeat and if the score goes the other way, well let's just say I hop out of bed with a little more vigor so to speak. Anybody else do this? Check on their credit scores multiple times a day?


I signed up forCredit Karma years ago and hardly ever checked it (maybe once a year) but since I started working on my credit I have checked it every time it updates along with the other 5-6 services I use (I check them every time they update).  I have slowed down a little now as I am not making as many moves.

 

In the very beginning when you start learning the ends and outs of the credit world and start setting goals it is easy to become a little diligent (obsessed if you will lol).

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I have an obsession too while I'm trying to raise my score. I check everything once a day. MyFico, Experian, Transunion, Equifax. Just to make sure that old inquiries are dropping off reports, or collections that I've paid are deleted off. And I like seeing my credit scores go up. I want to see each bureau score up!! Lol. I like to compare MyFico and the others to see the ridiculous variances (although experian danx transunion are much more in line than Equifax). Then I like to go on the MyFico community board to search for data points that people have stated that has resulted in credit limit increases. This is every day. I have a problem lol. 

 

02/16/20 - FICO8 / Equifax: 593, Transunion: 618, Experian: 612
03/08/20 - FICO8 / Equifax: 593, Transunion: 637, Experian: 660
3/15/20 - FICO 8/ Equifax: 610,Transunion: 636, Experian: 690
Goal: 700 across the board
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Yep it can easily become an addiction.  Particularly if you're committed to raising your scores and/or wanting to learn everything you can.  I'm beyond the rebuild state (Thank GOD!) but the addiction is still there.  I'm now focused on data points and still pay 2 separate monthly subscriptions just to see how my profile reacts to every possible change and hopefully it allows me to help others.  I check everything everyday.  But even if I become sober and recover from this addiction I will always check my credit and bank accounts daily as I feel that is almost necessary today with what seems to be the ease of fraud and the breach episodes.

FICO - 8: 11/19/20 AU 8 BC 8
FICO - 9: 11/19/20 AU 9 BC 9
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AoOA - 24Y8M | AoYA – 0Y0M | AAoA – 11Y6M
Open: 11 CC: (1 reporting 3.53% : 0.74% AGG UTL) | 1 PLOC | 1 MTG loan: 73.16% UTL
Closed: 1 MTG loan | 2 Auto loans | (EQ) 2 CC, (EX & TU) 1 CC
INQ: (EQ) 0/24 | (TU) 1/24 | (EX) 1/24
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New rebuilder here and already quite addicted to learning as much as possible, rebuilding my credit, and improving my scores. Signed up to WalletHub this morning thanks to this thread. I have been on this forum multiple times a day researching trending topics. I signed up for Experian 5 days ago for trial to obtain my 3 credit report scores. I love the open knowledge sharing here. Credit scores have such an impact on people's lives.

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