Well, I just joined, been on here a few times looking at info for loans and credit cards in the past, but its time I got serious about bringing my credit up since I just got out of the military and want to purchase a home next year, so I joined to get some serious knowledge from people that obviously know about this. Just looking through the stickies I see I have a lot of reading to do. But I wanted to post explaining where I'm at now and seeing if I'm on the right track or if maybe theres some things I don't know about which could really help.
So, for the last year my scores have mostly been lower 600s to high 500s mostly due to high amount of credit usage. However, I have paid off a good portion of them recently and now am into the high 600s, hopefully low 700s soon. (687 Trans/685 Equi as of today)
-CapitalOne Secured 1000 limit/1000 avail
-CapitalOne 1200 limit/1200 avail
-NavyFed 7000 limit/3500 avail
-NavFed Auto 20000
-NavFed Personal 4000
As far as delinquencies or collections, the only negative I have is like a $100 Tampa Electric bill that went into collections about a two years back because I wasn't aware I owed anything after moving and terminating my service. Besides that pretty much all my bills have been paid on time for the last year and a half, except for 1 or 2 payments I was a month or 2 behind due to being on deployment and unable to pay them.
So my plan for the (next few months) near future is pay off the rest of my NavFed credit card, pay off my personal loan, try to correct the collections account if possible, and hopefully raise my credit limits. Well, any information and tips would be much appreciated.