Wednesday, September 17, 2008

An Increase... my line of credit! I now have $750 available to my name.

Two weeks ago I called my credit card company to see about increasing my credit line. An automated message told me that it could not be increased at this time and that a live customer rep would relay the exact same message. This past weekend, I received a letter from the company stating that the reason my credit line could not be increased was due to the fact that my account is too new. (It was opened mid-June.)

When I did a routine checking of my accounts tonight, I was pleasantly surprised to find that my line of credit had increased from $500 to $750! I realize that this is not a lot in the world of credit, but to me it is. I feel like I am also taking steps in the right direction by paying off my card every month - which I am sure is what helped me get the $250 increase with my mere 3 months of credit history.

I still wish I had a rewards credit card. However, that will come in time - a goal for 2009, perhaps! Small steps in the world of personal finance.


stackingpennies September 17, 2008 at 9:24 AM  

Every little step helps!

Anonymous September 17, 2008 at 10:55 AM  

That's great! Just be careful that you don't request increases too often- I heard it's not good for your credit. Not 100% sure on that but better safe than sorry.

From Bottle to Box September 17, 2008 at 9:24 PM  

I wish they'd tell me I couldn't have a credit increase:) I also wish I was as smart as you when I was 22. You're doing great!!

thirdworldcash September 17, 2008 at 10:50 PM  

good job! most people are having trouble keeping their cards out of sight, but you even managed to get an increase in credit.

now, that hsbc customer reps have a call coming their way...

Budgets are Sexy. September 24, 2008 at 5:06 PM  

oh yeah, i'd up that limit as much as you can! the more credit you have available, and the less you use of it, the BETTER for your credit score!

One of the main parts looks at your debt to credit ratio, so every bit helps :) good work.

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