FICO 7 reports, 6 different scores
So nowadays CC's and places like creditkarma are offering free FICO scores.
I think it's funny, I decided to obtain as many of these scores as I could for free. My observations were that I had 7 different reference sites I used from CC to CreditK to TransU themselves. it seems most of the sites sourced from TU.
I realize a FICO is only one piece of the credit puzzle. At least I know I have 7 different places I can go look. I was surprised how low mine is right now, but it fluctuates quite a bit based on who knows what but I know what hurts me is length of credit history. I sometimes bounce between Excellent and Great, but am usually in Excellent. Hoping it remains there after underutilizing my credit for a while.
DH has higher FICO, uses less credit, has less available credit, less accounts but longer history.
One thing I never understood is why housing as a general data point wasn't a factor into FICO. I suppose its not a loan, doesn’t involve a lender if you rent, vs own...but I always thought it would be nice if young people could build credit using housing rental in leiu of plastic... i'm sure this would be bad and skew the scale a bit in the long-run.
I plan on getting my full reports here in a month directly from the bureaus after I hear back on some disputes (they give you 1 free/year). Its nice you can electronically dispute most things right on the bureau websites.
AA (Stock/Bond/Cash ): 97.5/0/2.5% MIX (Small/Mid/Large): 25/25/50% BLEND(US/Foreign): 100/0%, REIT (Real Estate Equity): ~50% of Assets
FIRE in 2031 @ 50yrs old (+/- 2yrs) w/ a hypothetical $2.5mil portfolio, 3 appreciated homes worth $1.0mil and rental income to fund my gap years until RMD. Assets will go to an inherited IRA where I plan on watching the investments grow until I die or the trust gets executed.