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opening new credit cards
« on: December 24, 2012, 04:46:04 PM »
how often do people open new credit cards? is there an ideal wait limit. what advice can you give to someone who is just starting?

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Re: opening new credit cards
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2012, 04:49:31 PM »
how often do people open new credit cards? is there an ideal wait limit.
Everyones different...60 days is being on safe side.
what advice can you give to someone who is just starting?
Read up DDF...theres alot youll find out.   :)

Starting what? First time applying for credit cards? Starting to churn CC's? Have you had a CC in the past? Hows your credit?
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Re: opening new credit cards
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2012, 04:54:05 PM »
so i think i've gone a bit credit card crazy. well not crazy, just opened quite a few this year.
delta amex- feb
spg personal- july
chase sapphire- august
chase freedom- november
macys amex- november
spg business- december

was that too many cards in a short time frame?

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Re: opening new credit cards
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2012, 04:56:31 PM »
Considering that with a bit of planning and thinking ahead you could have done it all on 2 pulls maybe...

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Re: opening new credit cards
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2012, 04:58:03 PM »
i was doing them one at a time, as i've been learning about new cards...

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Re: opening new credit cards
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2012, 04:59:49 PM »
was that too many cards in a short time frame?
No..the problem was this...
i was doing them one at a time
Big mistake doing one at a time

So what would you like to do? Hows your credit after all those pulls?
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Re: opening new credit cards
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2012, 05:02:19 PM »
haven't checked :/. how would i find out and will this result in another pull?

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Re: opening new credit cards
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2012, 05:06:22 PM »
haven't checked :/. how would i find out and will this result in another pull?
myfico.com
No

You may also want to sign up for citiidentitymonitor to check up where your pulling from and all about your credit report and scores.  The credit score they give you is FAKO...meaning not your real score.  Remember to cancel subscriptions before 30 days are up.  You can churn CIM so dont worry.
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Re: opening new credit cards
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2012, 06:16:35 PM »
thanks, it's 765 :). they said that the new accounts are hurting my score. i want to open the chase british (and i guess the chase ink). how long should i wait until opening those?

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Re: opening new credit cards
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2012, 06:18:24 PM »
by "they" i mean fico

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Re: opening new credit cards
« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2012, 06:20:36 PM »
thanks, it's 765 :). they said that the new accounts are hurting my score. i want to open the chase british (and i guess the chase ink). how long should i wait until opening those?
You can check all three FAKO scores on citi identity when you sign in theres an option to upgrade for free to see all three scores.

You might want to wait a little for the BA because its only giving 50k and its very hard (impossible?) to churn it...wait till its offering 100k.  Why do you want an IB as opposed to lets say a United or another SP (transfer CL and close existing SP via recon)?
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Re: opening new credit cards
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2012, 06:24:27 PM »
that's a good  idea. i dunno was just throwing it out there. what would you recommend for an eventual new card? we like to travel and are trying to get points to go to la from jfk. (planning on going 3x during 2013).

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Re: opening new credit cards
« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2012, 06:26:18 PM »
thanks, it's 765 :). they said that the new accounts are hurting my score. i want to open the chase british (and i guess the chase ink). how long should i wait until opening those?
chase ba is a personal card and the ink's are business cards therefore with Chase you'll likely get two pulls.

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Re: opening new credit cards
« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2012, 06:26:55 PM »
that's a good  idea. i dunno was just throwing it out there. what would you recommend for an eventual new card? we like to travel and are trying to get points to go to la from jfk. (planning on going 3x during 2013).
SPG are very valuable points for travel and hotels and so are UR points from Chase.  New card for spending? For the sign up bonus? For what?
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Re: opening new credit cards
« Reply #14 on: December 24, 2012, 06:28:10 PM »
got it, thanks :p
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