Interesting Article on FICO Scores

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Registered: 09-29-2012
Interesting Article on FICO Scores
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Wed, 10-24-2012 - 9:53am

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/6-things-people-stellar-credit-170120241.html

There is hope for me!! 

Improving my score is one of my goals for this year since we want to either refinance or sell and build a small home. Hope you all find this useful too.

Didi

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Registered: 09-29-2012
Sun, 10-28-2012 - 1:19pm

Thank you Evelyn! I had not even seen Bumblingalong's message. 

What spoke to me is the idea of leaving cards open in order to increase your FICO score since it's based on your percentage of debt to credit. I've always been quick to close them if I pay them off, just to be done. I also tend to load up one card so I can say, "But I only have one card!" It's half my cc debt, but hey :). 

Let me know what you think of it. 

Didi

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Fri, 10-26-2012 - 2:08pm
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Fri, 10-26-2012 - 2:34am

Arg! I can't get your link to work.  Your message is showing up jumbled to me.  It's probably due to this board changeover.  Please repost when the board is back to normal.  I'm interested in reading this.