I know you are all hard at work with your credit goals. Have you progressed as far as you hoped? Were there any unforseen expenses that cropped up and may have thrown you off schedule?
As a reminder, participation in these monthly checkins is optional, but encouraged. The goal is to help keep you on track, so feel free to post your progress updates here. This is a judgement free zone. Feel free to say what's keeping you up at night or give yourself a kudo for having it all together.
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!
Its time to pay attention to paying off the rest of my home improvements. Scores have remained solid but, owing money weighs on my mind! Looked at my Annual Credit Report and know that I will loose my oldest account which will be dropping off and my AAoA will be hit by the lose of six years and that will hurt. As other posters have said before, 720 to the 740 Fico Scores are enough to obtain good credit products and in truth, I am in the Garden so it really will not impact me. It is more in my head. Well, have a good June 2019
I am gardening until at least October 2020. In the meantime, my scores are hovering around 720-730, held down by four major delinquencies that will age off my reports by September 2020. I'm not expecting large gains until then, but breaking 740 would be a morale boost. I did some damage by adding new accounts last month, but the impact was only a few points. I'm hoping that by keeping my reported balances low and letting my accounts age, I'll crack 740 by the end of the year, when AoYA hits 6 months. AoOA and AAoA are adequate. Longer term goals: I'll need to replace my car in 3-5 years, and I will probably buy a house around the same time.
@XtraCredit... you are on top of your credit! As to be laid off that really hurts. Happened to me more than a couple of times and finding work and relocating is hard on the financials (as you well know). Wish you the best as you seek new opportunities
This is a huge month for me (us w/hubby)...
Our 10 year BK journey is over as it is completely off all of our CRs! I saw a 62 pt increase on EQ today. I still plan to hold firm for no apps making my next one a mortgage app.
I've been working on cleaning up my husbands file since he needs the help the most. While I'm literally kissing the 800's, he is around the 620 range. I'm pretty proud of raising his score 200pts in under a year by cleaning up what I could. Where it's at now I feel EE would be a bigger headache so just going to let the things age off naturally for him.
We decided to not rebuild by establishing credit right after our BK. We took time to understand budgeting and finances. Having kids that need things will always derail the best well-planned budget. Having to adjust it over the years taught us flexibility and to categorize wants vrs needs.
The goal is to keep saving for a mortgage and improve scores.
Happy June to you All.
Yesterday I added my Bronze back....been good for a smidge and then last night, while ordering some parts for the RV, up pops a preapproval for a Rewards Visa or a Visa Signature and I declined. In the past the pop up would be for the store card....It was hard to not jump on it, still bothers me now. (Darn dangling carrot)
Hope everyone's scores hang on or improve. Mine have been so "touchy" the past 3 months and I know why....app'ing. So recently Experian has reported a few extra points here and there. But it's still up and down, up and down...hopeing the trend stops. I don't know why I got 5pts. today but I'll take it. Experian is my meanest and strickest score.
My newest Cap1 card from end of April still has not reported, fingers crossed on what that will do.
Ah June, wasn't expecting any movement in my scores, and didn't get any either as of this morning on EX anyway. I might see a bump in July at least since looks like a AOYA of 3 months might be a boundary on FICO 8, know I dropped 20+ points with that ninja-reported Citi card that I can't explain otherwise unless there's a short time boundary in there which might be based on @CassieCard's data.
Picked up my Bronze spade a few days ago (4/28 is my last app date) and I'm back to staying clean as trying to keep myself in a good spot for another mortgage if I need it... seriously doing the math on buying a flophouse in the Bay Area if I keep having to travel up there regularly without getting reimbursed for expenses: just suboptimally spent money currently that could be working harder for me.
Took another chunk out of my auto loan, third gig ended so there's not as much money sloshing around this month so decent chance will be proceeding more leisurely since trying to continue investing on the down swings in the market. Ah well, I'll figure it out haha, in a good spot both with credit and finances currently so just holding pat.