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 Does it hurt your credit score to not use credit cards?

Answer On One Hand: Not Using Credit Cards Is WiseIf you know that you don't have the money to make the monthly payments for a credit card, it's best not to use one. According to John Ulzheimer (courtesy ... Read More »
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Will canceling credit cards with high available credit hurt my credit score?

Closing a credit card with a high available credit limit will lower your available credit, as well as remove some of your credit history. Typically, it does lower a borrower's credit score, althoug... Read More »
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Will cancelling paid off credit cards hurt my fico score?

Canceling paid off credit cards may hurt your FICO score, according to the Fair Isaac Corporation. Closing an account will not erase past credit problems and it will decrease your available credit,... Read More »
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What is the optimal number of credit cards for a good credit score?

On One Hand: No More than SevenAccording to the Motley Fool, if you have more than seven credit cards your credit score will suffer. The FICO scoring model, developed by the Fair Isaac Corp., penal... Read More »
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Does applying for a credit card hurt your credit score?

Applying for a credit card grants the credit card company permission to conduct a credit inquiry. Some forms of credit inquiries, like those performed by lenders and prospective creditors, can redu... Read More »
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