The top factors hurting my score are:
- new account
- short account history
- high credit usage
- seeking credit ( inquiries)
The top factors helping my score are:
- No serious delinquency
- Bills paid on time
What I can and must do to get my credit score higher:
- pay off my $700.00 Home depot credit card balance- I have already started this, I have an automatic bill pay of $60.00 every two weeks coming out of my checking account, and will have this paid of by the end of March.
- NOT OPEN OR APPLY FOR ANY MORE CREDIT. I will also see if I can get some of these inquires off my credit report.
- pay off the two cards I use most- gap and my ITunes Visa at the end of each month
I also have not had credit for a long time. My first student loan account was opened in 2001, so my accounts have not really aged. As my accounts continue to age my credit score will go up.
Due to my debt snowball I should also have 2 student loan accounts and my car loan paid off by mid June. I hope that will increase my score as well.
until next time, think prosperous thoughts