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Another month on the calendar, another month of gardening…
I'll try for a BofA CLI (SP of course) later this month. Other than that it's steady as she goes.
Just started today, so can't really say "progress" yet. I am, however, starting to plan out my annual bonus I'm getting next week. Plan is to maximize what can be paid off/down to give me more cash to pay down what is remaining. This will give me a huge headstart towards my end goal.
My scores are down in my March 1 3B pull by an average of 4.45 points over all 40 scores.
This is not unexpected. Last month was artificially inflated by a BT I did right after that card's statement cut and before the statements of the cards I was transferring the balance from, so it looked like I owed less (3%) than I really did. This month my utilization is 7%. Still down from the 11% utilization a couple months back.
Im gonna take a small hit due to some recent HP's, still waiting on Tower Federal for the 0% APR Mastercard so i can balance transfer from my CFF. I'll be asking for CLI's on my Discover and Amex CS, maybe even Chase again.
Still in the garden. Still working on my next credit card to pay down. My paid private school loan is finally being reported so my credit took a 8 point hit but that's ok with me if it means one less bill a month.
So far so good!
Scores are pretty much the same as last month. Had a nice jump in scores in Feb. No changes.. maybe 1-2 points.
I've been putting offers into houses, with no luck so far. Man this market is still wild. But, hopefully will find a house by the end of the month.
Still gardening for the next unforeseeable future. My Amex is coming up on 6 months in a few days, and my CFU is too this month. Due to new finds - I'll call in to Chase and see if I can get SP increase. Amex I was denied at 91 days, but I am hopeful for this time to get Cli.
Main goal this month is finding a new home!! Our lease is up in May. 😅
I just started today so not really much to say. My plan right now is working a LOT of overtime and trying to pay down my credit cards as much as possible while also putting money in savings. I never really know how to balance that out. Also, taxes..ugh...had to pay for the first year which is painful.
My Upstart loan finally reported as paid and despite also reducing my USB Altitude Go utilization by a good bit my EX still dropped 23 points and dipped below 700. Expected somewhat (no more open installment loan) but ouch. Big picture it's all good though. Finances over FICO..