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  1. Also, did the dates of the charges (statement) match up with your name/address at the time you lived there? Could someone else have taken out an account in your name? "I do not remember this card" is not going to fly in Court. At this point, your "next move" should always be do what the Court says. How was your "request for more information" sent to LVNV? Did you file a copy with the Court?
  2. Hi Backfromthedebt - Quite the history lesson you're giving - I love it!
  3. Clydesmom is correct. Some states (Texas obviously included) have much better consumer protections than others. It always behooves someone to research their state laws to see what (if any) extra provisions apply to them. OP is in Texas, so if we were to go back in time, OP could DV anytime. HOWEVER it appears as if we're past that OP has already been sued. And, based on the original post, it would reasonably appear that the information provided by them constitutes validation of the debt.
  4. Also, a good rule of thumb with a mortgage is to actually run the numbers yourself and know what you can afford. What YOU can comfortably afford may not be in line with what the bank says you can afford. It would be a bad situation if you bought a house with a mortgage of (as example) 2K monthly just because the bank approved you for it, though you could only reasonably afford a mortgage of 1500 monthly. I speak from experience on this one. When my wife and I took out our mortgage, the bank approved us for more than we wanted. We did our budget and figured our monthly payment out, and from there, reversed it to find out the max loan we could afford. And of course, the higher your FICO the better your terms. The better your terms, the lower the interest rate = the lower your monthly payment. This is excellent advise.
  5. If you want to GW it off, then pay Macys in full. Wait a couple months after a dispute and then write your GW letter, addressed of course to the President of the company. That's how I got Target (OC debt) and a couple CA's off mine
  6. No they will not drop off. Are you actually BEHIND on the loans? Word of advice - don't follow your credit score like the proverbial bouncing'll just give yourself headaches and vertigo. If you make good credit choices and develop good credit habits, your score will improve as a natural result.
  7. You know, that's not a bad least 20 percent of the house as a down payment. 51% is a bit extreme imo but...
  8. A whole bunch of nothing, imo. Article says "credit score" but doesn't even bother explaining until towards the end that it's in no way relevant to your FICO. Besides, it's not even in the USA. Also, it's a program that the borrowers wilingly get into...and the only "score" aspectis your internal score with whatever company it is. Lame.
  9. Discovery goes to S and H. Everything you file goes to them, you do not contact Midland for anything.
  10. Racecar and Shellie are giving you some GREAT advice here Evergreen division is in's not that far out of the way tbh...could be Lynnwood. The fair is in town now, might be worth it to take a weekday and visit the fair, and then hit the courthouse on your way over or back (it's right there on hwy 2, adjacent to the fairgrounds), get yourself familiar with the Clerk and have face-to-face chat with them. I've found (at least when i go in for traffic infraction stuff) that's a good way to get some intel. Here's another word of advice: stop talking to your friend who works at a collection agency. STOP IT. i don't give a flying you-know-what if he's your frat bother or your neighbor's sister's brother in law. Do NOT talk to him about any aspect of your case, capisce? You'll be fine...the amount is not that high, and to be honest, it looks as if they don't have much evidence anyhow. Target is original bak, then midland, then stupid and hammertime...S/H is the one suing you, yes? On Bahalf of Midland, or as themselves? Look at chain of custody of the did it get to midland...that sort of thing. As mentioned before, you didn't ever have an account with midland. Not sure if you've already done so or not, but look up cases invloving midland in WA state and see how they've gone. Most will be default judgments. Ignore those ones, since you're not gonna let them get a Default against you since your'e going to fight this.
  11. Just thought I'd pop on in to see what everyone is up to...and to sorta take a moment and breathe. It's been years since I've actively done credit repair...and just the other day I got the ScoreWatch alert that my EQ FICO went up to 802 Haven't done active credit management in awhile, really. Just been following the sage advice on Willingtocope's sig like: Manage your debt, not your credit score. How true that is. For those who are wondering, I only have three major credit cards and one store cacrd (Macy's): US Bank: 8500 BofA: 10K AMEX - 14K - Joint with Squeaker BofA started out, waaaay back when, as a 99/500 partial secured card. Years of good credit habits now make that 10K. USBank also started out as a secured, years ago. Actually, I lied above. I just hit the "love button" on BofA couple days ago and my 10K limit turned into 15K The moment I realized that combined, my wife and I could buy a new Lexus SUV on only our credit cards was staggering. That's a REALLY BIG hole that we could potentially get ourselves into if not for the years of responsible credit management that we (who am I kidding...not we...I ) have learned to do. Squeaker was blessed with parents who taught her at a young age about responsible credit and debt management...I was not. So I've done things the hard way. And yes, I've slipped back into old habits and behaviours before. It's really something that I have to be completely aware and on top of with myself...else I know that I will slip. I guess what I'm trying to say is this whole "good credit thing" doesn't end when you have a FICO score you're happy with. It's a never ending process that must be lived...not a game that you can say "ok I'm done now". Hope everyone out in CIC-land is doing well
  12. This has been a long journey for you...a big journey as well. I am amazed at the difference in tone of your posts from the beginning of this tread until now. You did incredible! Congratulations!
  13. I have 2GB with T-mobile, and the only time I ever went over was when I downoaded a ton of music and games to the phone while NOT connected to wifi If you do streaming music from the 'net without being connected to wifi you'll have large data usage, and may approach your 2GB limit. 2GB though is a good amount...most normal usage like posting on here and what-not will not come close to 2GB a month. Regarding the phones themselves...I HIGHLY recommend getting one with a slide out keyboard. My last one (T-Mobile MyTouch 3g slide) was great...loved that keyboard. My current phone (Samsung Galaxy S2) does not have a physical keyboard, so it's lighter but I misspell a lot more often now than before. Go to the carrier stores and try the phones out that you like, then go online and get a lightly used one on contract, cheaper, and then if you find you don't like it you're not forced to keep it