Over the past month I have had the privilege of being interviewed and quoted on CNBC.com. I wanted to take a minute and brag a bit for this accomplishment because, simply put, this is not an easy task to accomplish.
The interview from March 15th, 2020:
What does it take to get the perfect 850 FICO score? We looked at one credit report to see what components make up that number on the FICO 8 model.
Jim Droske, 55, still uses the first credit card he ever opened: A Chase Sapphire card that he applied for in 1984 on campus at The University of Illinois at Chicago in exchange for a free box of Fannie Mae chocolates.
Today, he has six credit cards and a perfect 850 credit score.
Droske, who is president of Illinois Credit Services, a credit counseling company, has long been obsessed with tracking his credit score, and it’s paid off.