Please Bare with me while I tell this story and explain myself. I had always had credit in the upper 6s and low 7s. I was in my late 20s, (28-29) when my fathers contracting business finally went under due to the economy. He had a side business as a firearms instructor, but that would not cover the bills. He took a job as a part time employee at a local military base range as an instructor, but working for minimum wage it wasnt covering the bills either. My mother is only a teacher assistant. Growing up they were always upper middle class and now suffering. My sister and I stepped in to help. I began working a lot of part time (im a cop so we always have that side job) and got a loan to pay my fathers truck off and began paying their mortgage along with mine. Next, my major part time job (45 an hour) ended and I was stuck with more bills then I could afford. I worked as much as I could but part time and overtime fell off. I always knew not to live off of part time / overtime but I took a chance to help my parents and keep my little sister in college. Needless to say, I sold my truck and have eliminated nearly 10k in debt. I have roughly 2-3k left which is great beacuse I see the light at the end of tunnel. Im capable of saving almost 1k a month, if not more due to my awesome girlfriend living with me. Heres the deal, I am at a point now where I will be needing a new truck this winter. I have a dream truck, the one I sold. I also ran a side business of debris hauling and such and need a 3/4-1 ton diesel to complete this. I want to get started again with it, but slowly go bigger, so I need a truck capable to grow. I just pulled my transunion and it sat at 580. Other then paying everything off soon, I aquired a new credit card and plan to use it for little things like fuel or food, things I would spend money on anyways and pay it off every two weeks. Is there anything else I can do to get my credit up sooner then later?