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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #60 on: June 22, 2012, 07:32:12 PM »
YMMV :P (Which bank/s?)

Woops, Chase.
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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #61 on: June 22, 2012, 07:36:30 PM »
Woops, Chase.

If you're reporting income, have a nice score, and not too many outstanding CLs/cards, you should wait 60 days (at very least 30 days) since your last Chase app to apply. Once applying, consider doing a 2/3bm to get the most out of the credit pull.
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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #62 on: June 22, 2012, 08:41:47 PM »
Thanks. It all worked out. Closed a United card. Then reapplied for it again. Probably not the smartest thing in the world to do. I couldn't claim I needed two for spending because I haven't used it in forever on that persons account. And so many of the accounts still have United cards or even two since the Continental ones turned into United also. I want to keep taking advantage of the 55,000 offer right now.
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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #63 on: June 23, 2012, 09:20:19 PM »
does the trick of getting put on parents credit cards for 3 months still work to build credit? dan said a few yrs ago it wont last. and no one answered me there, http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/2902/comment-page-1#comment-134282

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #64 on: June 23, 2012, 10:21:11 PM »
does the trick of getting put on parents credit cards for 3 months still work to build credit? dan said a few yrs ago it wont last. and no one answered me there, http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/2902/comment-page-1#comment-134282

I think it does if you are a joint user.
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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #65 on: June 27, 2012, 05:32:40 PM »
I have an account that has only 1 Chase account open. Can I do a 2BM? I'm afraid they'll want me to close down 2 cards (1 to get each card approved)

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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #66 on: June 27, 2012, 05:40:24 PM »
I have an account that has only 1 Chase account open. Can I do a 2BM? I'm afraid they'll want me to close down 2 cards (1 to get each card approved)

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I'm not sure I understand your question correctly. It seems as if your asking to do a 2bm when you only have 1 active card? if that's indeed the question, why would it make a differnce. do a 2bm.
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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #67 on: June 27, 2012, 05:48:31 PM »
I have an account that has only 1 Chase account open. Can I do a 2BM? I'm afraid they'll want me to close down 2 cards (1 to get each card approved)

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You don't *have* to have 2 cards to do a 2BM. That would only be true if working off the premise that for one to be approved for a 2BM, you'd have to close one old card in favor of a new card. But you don't.

If you only have one card, either your CR can support an additional 1 (or 2 depending on how you look at it), or it won't. But prepare to recon.
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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #68 on: June 28, 2012, 10:55:21 AM »
After closing a card, how long do you need to wait before reapplying for the card again?

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Re: Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #69 on: June 28, 2012, 11:09:56 AM »
After closing a card, how long do you need to wait before reapplying for the card again?
I've done A couple hours. But I'd wait a day because it didn't show the card was closed when I applied.
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Re: Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #70 on: June 28, 2012, 11:12:46 AM »
I've done A couple hours. But I'd wait a day because it didn't show the card was closed when I applied.
Did you get the new card approved?

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Re: Re: Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #71 on: June 28, 2012, 11:17:31 AM »
Did you get the new card approved?
Yup. Did one after an hour. And a different one a day after. The later was an instant approval.
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Re: Re: Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #72 on: June 28, 2012, 11:18:07 AM »
Yup. Did one after an hour. And a different one a day after. The later was an instant approval.
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Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #73 on: June 28, 2012, 11:27:36 AM »
Yup. Did one after an hour. And a different one a day after. The later was an instant approval.
Which bank, Chase?

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Re: Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
« Reply #74 on: June 28, 2012, 11:28:55 AM »
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