I wish I knew what to tell you. I have about 8 inquiries myself. Every time i get a denial letter it always says too many inquiries. At the same time it will say not enough accounts and not enough age on accounts. How can you get one without the other? It is just one of those you cannot win for losing kind of things. I would just say keep you secured card for a good long while before trying to apply for anything else. I know it may be hard, but that secured card will still build your history while giving those inquiries time to fall off. I plan to do that whenever I get a secured card.