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Re: The right number of credit cards

Pghmg wrote:

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 EQ FICO)
01/06/2015 Current - TU 831 (Walmart MasterCard TU FICO 08 Classic)
GOAL - 800! - App free since 09/07/2014