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Scores increased then decreased
My scores were in the low to mid 500s. I have been working hard, got student loans current, paid off my car, been making principal payments on other loans, got approved for a secured $200 credit card and paid the balance on due date, not the minimum payment. I checked a week or so ago and my credit scores had gone up 30 points!! I checked back this week and they had both gone DOWN 30 points! Why did this happen? I thought the credit card was supposed to help BUILD credit! I am trying to get myself in a position to buy a house, and it seems everything I do just keeps me in the same place. HELP!

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