A new year is often a time that people reflect on past events and is also a great time to renew something in your life. Maybe that renewal or renovation is on your financial body or physical, now is a great of a time as any to shed those extra things holding you down from being the best you possible.
Most people sit down and write out New Year's resolutions. Credit wise, what is on your list?
As a reminder, participation in these monthly check-ins is optional & encouraged. The goal is to help keep you on track, so feel free to post your progress updates here. This is a no-judgment zone; feel free to say what's keeping you up at night or give yourself kudos for having it all together.
If you're a continuing myFICO fitness challenger: Did you hit any potholes or speedbumps? Achieve some milestones, either small or mighty? Change your goals or add new ones?
Let us know how you're doing! Now that 2022 is behind us, may 2023 be ever more fruitful going forward.
Happy New Years all.
No major credit plans other then my annual closing of some accounts that I don't use and no new inquires . Unless some major FOTM is too good to resist 🤔😂
As mentioned in the main 2023 thread this year my focus is entirely on paying off my consolidation loan as soon as possible. To that end, plan on utilizing some balance transfers this month which combined with my company bonus will take my loan down to just $2000. Credit scores will take a temporary hit these next two months especially although maybe will get a bump for the high balance loan being paid/closed? Not worried about the short term score impacts though...
Small progress this month. I expect bigger increases next month
December 1: EQ8 761, TU8 743, EX8 759
January 1: EQ8 762, TU8 747, EX8 762
Across all 40 FICO scores I gained an average of 2.525 points.
I have a collection that is handled by MCM for a CreditOne CC I previously had. My short term goal is to pay this off before the month is over
Aggregate Utilization sitting at 13%, my CLI on my Discover card hasnt reported yet so it should still come down a bit. Paid the Platinum AF which stung but i could handle it, i was able to liquidate the $200 airline credit. Waiting for my EX Fico 8 to pass 670 which im anxious about. Aiming to get my overall down to under 10%. Next card on the horizon might be the Chase United Explorer card.
On my New Years resolutions this year, finance related specifically, is to simply end with zero cc debt
Sitting at 12% now and 3 inquiries fell off my report, BUUUT a medical debt was added yesterday which really grinded my gears lol hoping to regain those points back ASAP
On the other hand my Transunion VantageScore crossed the 700 club to 705, happy about seeing that although its not FICO.
1) I have a collections account with FirstPoint Collections, and I am ready to pay it off. I have sent a "Pay for Delete" via email and fax. Let's hope they are willing to work something out! *fingers crossed*
2) My credit scores tanked today, as a NEW collection account from Berlin Wheeler was added for an old cable bill. However, I will be disputing this entry, as the account was paid at the beginning of this year. Thank the Heavens for payment receipts.
3) My plan is to payoff my collection account with MCM next week.
If all goes well with FirstPoint and MCM, I will only have one collection account left, and that's with NCA for my Total VISA. I plan on taking care of that next month. I will ask Total VISA if they are willing to take the payment directly.
I hope everyone else is making good progress with their journey!