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i have a secured capitol one card. i always pay on time and keep a few dollars still on it. i have a car so do not want to get a loan and pay 25-29% on a car i dont need. since the bankruptcy i have gotten a really good job makin over 100k/year. i have managed to save bout 30k this year alone. i am just trying to mainly find ways to build and get a credit score goin. and would like to know if having 2 secured credit cards is a good idea?

3 Thoughts on need to have 2 open revolving credit accounts to build a credit score. having 2 secured credit cards help?
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    Finance Expert
    June 25, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    Credit cards is a great way to build up a good record. All the credit company’s are looking at is that you don’t default on your payments and you always pay on time.
    Like you’ve obviously found out it very hard to obtain credit without a credit record as they have nothing to go on then…
    Also, here in the UK you must be on the Electoral Role too.

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    Katherine W
    June 25, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    Secured cards don’t report to the credit reporting agencies, so they won’t help. Go to your bank and ask for a secured loan: that is, you deposit $ 1,000 and then take a loan for $ 1,000. You pay it off quickly and do it again. The interest will cost you, but it does report to the credit agencies. Also ask the bank what you can do. With $ 30K in savings, you should have some options, including buying a used car for cash.

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    Sweet C
    June 25, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    A good credit score is a vital asset for your financial present and future. To a large extent, your credit standing determines what opportunities are open to you, especially as it concerns finances. Therefore, the importance of building a good credit rating cannot be over emphasized. ‘It’s a thing you really can take to the bank’.There are several steps you must follow and some rules you will have to adhere to if you sincerely want a good credit standing. However, after establishing your creditretailers and will also be pleasantly surprised at the positive influence it can have on your credit rating.Just like repairing bad credit, building a good credit rating requires time and a lot of financial discipline, but in the end, you will be proud of what you have achieved.

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