HipHopSays wrote:credit scores start low and you build up.....in two billing cycles (61 days) you can request a credit limit increase. the rule of thumb for the CLI is about 3x what your current credit limit.
Thanks for the heads-up! Once I get my card (which should be any day, now!), I'll be going down the path of being added as an authorized user on one of my parents' Amex accounts, and then having my own card backdated. I know my mom has a Green card that's dated '84, and that my dad has a Platinum floating around somewhere, too... I'm not sure what that card's date is, and it may be a corporate card he ordered, so I'm not sure it'd be better for what I'm trying to do than the Green.
Either way, if that whole backdating affair goes well, I'll hopefully see a nice little uptick on my own credit report after a little while!