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A step-by-step journey through one mans credit repair.....

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  Put simply, I intend on chronicling my journey from Credit Repair Infancy to the day I am able to enjoy all the benefits of good credit.  I have spent many hours reading this site and am finally ready to take the slow steps toward improved credit and more financial freedom. It is my hope that along the way someone is helped by my experiences and this thread. Along the way I will edit this post in a step by step manner so as to show the actions taken, progress made, and the time frame for which it happened. Thank you in advance for all of those willing to lend(pun intended) a helping hand! 

 

 

 

 

1) Order all three CR's-----Oct 16
      Eq---559
      Tu---542
      Ex---585

2) Signed up for Credit Karma and Credit Sesame to track Fako Scores.

3) Put all student loans and mortgage on auto pay plans for first of each month. (payment history a big ding for me)
     
4) Secured Credit Cards applied for-----Oct 16

5) Unsecured Capital One Journey with rewards CC approved with 2000 CL----Feb 17

6) Letters sent and one collection removed----March 17

7) Updated Credit Scores---May 17
                                                                                            Eq---629
                                                                                           Tu---633
                                                                                           Ex---656

 

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Good luck with your credit repair. I had it done by a company and it worked out real well for me within 3 months. 

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Which company did you use? And how much did it cost?

Was it PAID after deletion?

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14 hours ago, lindalee said:

Which company did you use? And how much did it cost?

Was it PAID after deletion?

Be VERY careful when considering a "credit repair" business. 

1.  Does your state law require licensing of a credit repair business.?   If so, is the company licensed?

2.  Does the company require payment BEFORE any results are achieved? 

Most (if not all) credit repair companies CANNOT obtain the very same results as those obtained by a proactive  consumer.  If anything, they MIGHT benefit a consumer who doesn't want to be proactively involved in his own credit repair.

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Forgot to add originally that I put student loans(7 individual payments is what shows) on auto pay after catching them up. Fako scores already rising.

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Credit utilization was big problem. Applied and received unsecured CC with 2000 CL.

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WHAT CREDIT CARD DID YOU GET APPROVED FOR with a 2000 cl? thanks for any info

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On 3/10/2017 at 2:29 AM, tapuoutfp said:

WHAT CREDIT CARD DID YOU GET APPROVED FOR with a 2000 cl? thanks for any info

Sorry, been away a while. It was a Capital one Journey card.

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Update.

Have made all payments on time and have had one collection removed from CR's. Admittedly I could have made more progress at this point, but it has been a crazy year with my new job. I do at least see the light at the end of the tunnel now and hope by this time next year to be where I need to be. 

Updated Scores

Eq---629
Tu---633
Ex---656

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