I recently went to a conference in Boston with 3 other students from my university. To make things simpler with the reimbursement process (or so I thought), I paid for everything (airfare, meals, etc. for all of us) on my credit card with a $2,000 limit. There was a hiccup in the reimbursement process, and so it's coming a little late - my bill is due tomorrow, on the 24th.
Fortunately, I have a great mother who lent me what I need to finish paying off the card - $600. I just made the payment today, but I'm curious: now that my card is fully paid off, can I take out a cash advance of $600 to pay her back immediately? I would, of course, make this payment when my reimbursement finally goes through.
I'm wondering if there are any implications to my credit score if I make a payment of $600 to pay off the card, then immediately withdraw that as a cash advance to be paid back on the next payment due date. It seems like card companies would flag that as bad behavior - "here's the $600 that I owe you Mr. Card Company. Oh wait... can I have that back? I need to pay rent... I'll get you back in 30 days."