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lauren [+2] Due March 14; 2 kids; Georgia 13472 posts
4th Dec '12
Quoting ღ Amberrrr:" I just tried to sign up for a credit card through Discover for a student credit card and it says: Key ... [snip!] ... INSUFFICIENT CREDIT EXPERIENCE How the f**k am I suppose to get credit experience if you won't give me a card?!"


discover is harder to get. i would try capital one.

Robert Downey Jr. Zanzibar, Tanzania 16079 posts
4th Dec '12
Quoting ღ Amberrrr:" I have tried to sign up with one for Victoria Secret and Kohls. Got denied for both. I don't get it."


Hmm. I have a best buy card with a $500 limit. I got that like a week after I turned 18. Must have been worth something because I bought a new car exactly 6 months after I turned 18.

wigglewaddle 2 kids; Wichita, Kansas 2399 posts
4th Dec '12

1st premier bank was the only one that would give me my card. Also, you are entitled to one free credit report from each credit bureau. annualcreditreport.com. It's completely free, no sign up or credit cards required.

Amber ♡ Due August 13 (boy); 1 child; Kansas 18745 posts
4th Dec '12
Quoting ღ.ღ.ღ:" Have you tried capital one or chase? Capital One is where i got my first CC and i had no credit history prior to that."


No I haven't. I'll have to check into that.

lauren [+2] Due March 14; 2 kids; Georgia 13472 posts
4th Dec '12
Quoting ღ Amberrrr:" I have tried to sign up with one for Victoria Secret and Kohls. Got denied for both. I don't get it."


the more cards you apply for, it affects your credit too. it puts a mark on your report.

ღ.ღ.ღ 3 kids; South Carolina 7316 posts
status 4th Dec '12
Quoting lauren [+2] TTC#3:" the more cards you apply for, it affects your credit too. it puts a mark on your report."


:!::!:

_______Nope_________ 23772 posts
4th Dec '12
Quoting Michael Westen:" I know a woman who has a spending addiction. She had at least two accounts at each of 8 different banks ... [snip!] ... banks that she OD"d and every single one was reported. I'm assuming it's a lot more strict because of the economy though."


Could be. This was a while ago. Back when there was still a Washington Mutual (and before I worked there). They may have changed a lot of stuff since then.

_______Nope_________ 23772 posts
4th Dec '12
Quoting ღ Amberrrr:" I just tried to sign up for a credit card through Discover for a student credit card and it says: Key ... [snip!] ... INSUFFICIENT CREDIT EXPERIENCE How the f**k am I suppose to get credit experience if you won't give me a card?!"


Secured cards. Seriously. We used that to rebuild my husband credit. You give them 300 or whatever the amount is, then use the card like a credit card (making payments and all). They report those things, but they let you do it because they are holding that money so they are not at risk.

Amber ♡ Due August 13 (boy); 1 child; Kansas 18745 posts
4th Dec '12
Quoting lauren [+2] TTC#3:" the more cards you apply for, it affects your credit too. it puts a mark on your report."


say whaaaa?! didn't know that! I even tried to apply at Kohls twice. Damn it.

Robert Downey Jr. Zanzibar, Tanzania 16079 posts
4th Dec '12
Quoting lauren [+2] TTC#3:" the more cards you apply for, it affects your credit too. it puts a mark on your report."


Which is f**king stupid IMO.




Seriously, credit reporting is bullshit.

lauren [+2] Due March 14; 2 kids; Georgia 13472 posts
4th Dec '12
Quoting she nan igans:" Secured cards. Seriously. We used that to rebuild my husband credit. You give them 300 or whatever the ... [snip!] ... and all). They report those things, but they let you do it because they are holding that money so they are not at risk. "


:!: had to do this after my bankruptcy.

Amber ♡ Due August 13 (boy); 1 child; Kansas 18745 posts
4th Dec '12
Quoting she nan igans:" Secured cards. Seriously. We used that to rebuild my husband credit. You give them 300 or whatever the ... [snip!] ... and all). They report those things, but they let you do it because they are holding that money so they are not at risk. "


so a secured card is where you put money on it up front and just spend it on the card? and that helps build credit...?

_______Nope_________ 23772 posts
4th Dec '12
Quoting ღ Amberrrr:" say whaaaa?! didn't know that! I even tried to apply at Kohls twice. Damn it."


Yep. Every time they run your credit to apply it shows up and effects it. This is so people don't suddenly have a TON of new things on their credit, so it can be seen that they are attempting to get credit.

_______Nope_________ 23772 posts
4th Dec '12
Quoting ღ Amberrrr:" so a secured card is where you put money on it up front and just spend it on the card? and that helps build credit...?"


Yep. Say you have a 300 limit, which is pretty typical. You give them 300 taht they hold, then you use and pay on the account just like a normal credit card. You build credit like you would with a regular card, but places allow you to have the card because they are holding those funds in case you don't pay. It removes their risk so they'll give them to people with bad credit.

Amber ♡ Due August 13 (boy); 1 child; Kansas 18745 posts
4th Dec '12
Quoting she nan igans:" Yep. Every time they run your credit to apply it shows up and effects it. This is so people don't suddenly ... [snip!] ... is so people don't suddenly have a TON of new things on their credit, so it can be seen that they are attempting to get credit."


Wouldn't it be a good thing people are attempting to get good credit though?