I've always been hesitant about repairing my credit because I have a very addictive personality. I figured I'd probably become obsessed about it.. so I put it off for a while.
Since about the beginning of Nov., my knowledge about credit has gone from 0 to 100.. and I've had pretty decent success in clearing up my reports. That being said, I find myself checking my credit score multiple times per day.. Credit Karma, Nerd Wallet, Credit sesame, Mint, Regions and Discover lol..
My worst fears have been realized, and I am now addicted to credit. Not obtaining credit, but getting a very high score.. clearing it up and watching for changes.,.
Anyone else here addicted to your credit scores? or am I alone?
Tending my Garden til 1/2020
I think technically anyone that spends over $100 per year on credit monitoring could be considered obsessive. Some of us are bat crazy loony toons about our credit though, and probably spend that each month.
I used to be more obsessive than I am currently; because, now I just make sure to take note of any actionable alerts. I can go several weeks without worrying about my credit, so long as I'm not planning to use it in the very near future. The key, is that credit monitoring will alert you to any important changes... many of which cannot happen when your file is deliberately locked, anyway; so there's really no need to obsess over it. It's like watching a clock in class; it isn't going to make the time move any faster. With credit, everything is about time. So, it's best to just keep it all readily accessible in your mind, but don't starve yourself in life, or start to go broke frivolously purchasing redundant information over and over again.
Average-Age takes a long time to hit major milestones. But, when you reach them, it's nice to sit back and admire how long you went without any blemishes of any kind. Beyond that, the only time to actively pull your credit is when you're about to apply for something. Otherwise, unless you start to mess up... the only way the score goes is up.
I am definitely obsessed with inquiries though... or the lack thereof. I'm waiting for the day when we can operate solely on promotional inquiries. That'll be the day.
Not addicted to credit. But it has become a part of everyday life when rewards points and hotel/airline benefits are involved.
I have found myself checking my credit and other finances multiple times a day. I just have a lot of interest in it all. What can I say? It's something I like and you are definitely not alone.
Credit is more fun than fantasy football, and I can do it by myself unlike DND.
I wouldn't call myself addicted, but it has become my #1 hobby. Current goal, financing a Disney trip with minimum dollars spent. I think I've gotten a 10,000 trip down to 100 dollars out of pocket by Nov 2020, but I'm hoping to get that date moved up if miles/points exceed projections.