Leaning toward debt settlement. A question regarding FICO score and dropping/raising: *Auto loans paid off in November. I am a joint account holder. *Will continue to pay on joint credit cards and not put them into settlement (only my personal ones).
Will either of these things help offset the damage my settlement will do?
(I know some of you told me to put all our cards into settlement if I go that route but I don't want to damage both our scores. I can continue to pay down the other ones. I just can't make monthly payments on all the accounts anymore so am sacrificing mine---does that make sense?)
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