Re: The right number of credit cards
12-01-2012 06:11 PM
My goal is to qualify for my first mortgage by the summer of 2013.
With a current score of 560, you've got quite a ways to go to get a good rate on a mortgage. Instead of focusing on optimal number of cards, focus on clearing the baddies off your CRs.
11/02/2012 Peak - EQ 790 (ScoreWatch FICO)
11/01/2013 Current - EQ 769 (ScoreWatch FICO)
GOAL - 800! - App free since 12/07/2013