My score went up by over 20 points last month. I dont know why yet but i am very happy about it! 2 years ago
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i was able to get my taxes filed, so that was a start, for sure. now that i have that done i think i have a little bit of extra money to get a secured credit card. ...my bank has said that’s a good idea for getting my credit back on track.
i got in to a car accident about a couple weeks ago and kinda spun that to my advantage; i used 1/2 the insurance money to put a down-payment on a new car, so i have some extra money to keep making payments which will help my credit as well, and the rest i used to pay off my student loan.
so i am getting there, i think.
let’s see where i end up on this by next year. 3 years ago
I was denied for a high-end credit card recently, so I have decided to work on improving my credit.
Today, I pulled 1 of my credit reports using http://www.annualcreditreport.com and pulled my credit score using Credit Karma.
My next step is to join a Credit Union and apply for one of their credit cards. This will be a long, long process. 4 years ago
I want to prove that I’m a trustworthy consumer! 4 years ago
take a minute and set this up. best thing to ever happen to you finacially if you are late on payments!! 4 years ago
My goal once I improve my credit score is to BUY A HOUSE…
I plan to do this in 2 years…
I realize I need to fix my credit and save some cash =)))
I started with a budget at the end of last year…one which will cover the entire year of 2009. I have been sticking to it for the most part(for the most part because there are always unforseen expenses which arise – January were only small change expenses =).
My GOAL for this year is to pay off the only two credit cards I have open and my car (although this one is not under my name and does not affect my score…but it is my biggest expense). In this budget I entered the payments for these and it is NOT the minimum required….in fact some months I will be sending 3-4 times the minimum ($1,000, instead of $250 :-)
TODAY I decided to get my FREE credit report….I got it from two of the three reporting agencies, the other I had gotten last april (you can only get them free once every 12 months). Since these sites do not give a credit score I went to My FICO and actually paid a year subscription to monitor my score….I even updated my budget just now after the subscription.
My Score TODAY is: 633!!!
Can’t wait until I raise it up in the months to come =))) 4 years ago
...this is hard.
I paid off my Sallie Me loan and my big credit card. Now I have one one credit card to pay off and a bell south debt to pay off. 4 years ago
reading an article by http://www.lindaferrari.com/ and considering getting her book as well. i REALLY want to work towards paying off old debts and improving my credit score this year. ...now that i feel like i have some financial stability with my job, i feel like this is something i can really accomplish. 4 years ago