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Credit Utilization and Score. Early re-payment

I feel like this may result in the same unanswered question but I'm gonna ask it anyway just in case we can get a definitive answer. Does paying off your credit card (before a statement is generated) ...
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Average Credit Age vs. Number of Accounts

I'm looking to apply for another credit card. I have a few specific ones in mind, so I'd like to build some credit history before I apply. I've been told before I don't have enough "credit history". ...
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Paying off student loans in anticipation of home purchase

I graduated college in May and have been working full time since. I have $19,000 in student loan debt, all subsidized/no interest yet, that goes into repayment soon. I am also getting married next ...
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Why a company would prefer selling shares rather than borrowing money?

I hope this question doesn't sound stupid as I don't have much economic knowledge. If I understand it right, the point of selling shares is that a company can finance itself. But usually small ...
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401(k) loan and job transfer

Background I took a 401(k) loan to facilitate a move across state (My wife is a newly graduated physician who took a residency offer near our new home). I up and switched jobs in the same career ...
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How many open credit card accounts do issuers like to see when someone applies for a new credit card?

How many open credit card accounts do issuers like to see (according to some formula or rulebook) when someone applies for a new credit card? Specifically when each card is in good standing and paid ...
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Why do credit card issuers offer a grace period?

I am wondering why most credit card issuers offer a grace period after the statement date, provided they're not obliged to? Is it required by law (I'm 99.99% sure it's not but just in case)? Does ...
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HELOC debt is 2x my mortgage, help [duplicate]

My home equity line of credit (HELOC) amount owed has now grown to where it is approximately double the amount remaining on my mortgage and the interest payments are killing me. I have no other debt. ...
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Is it beneficial to keep switching a small credit card balance back and forth between two cards?

I have two credit cards that I don’t really use and was wondering if there’s any cons to putting a small balance of $50 on one and keep paying it at the end of the month with the other card without ...
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How to enter cash back from credit card payment in account? [closed]

If you purchase petrol and pay by credit card, when some charge are reversed, then your card is credited. How does one enter this statement for accounting purposes?
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Considering leverage [closed]

I started investing two years ago. Currently my situation is as follows: I earn 1700 € per month and manage to save 1200. To be Conservative and as rents are going up in my country, we can assume ...
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Can you hurt a nonexistent credit score?

I am a student, I just started my sophomore year. I have always been very financially responsible. Now, I want to start building my credit, so I did my research and applied for a student credit card. ...
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Buying a brand new luxury car

I read this and this questions - although not all of the answers. My question is fairly similar to the first linked question although I have different circumstances. Context I am a 29-year old ...
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By 18 years of age, I want a brand new car that's $43,668

I'm from Arizona and I will be 18 in 4 months. I make about $1,200 a month from my job. I have $600 in my bank account and I don't plan to spend any of it until I'm 18. I'm looking to get a ...
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Why would a lender raise interest rates if you are in danger of not being able to pay your loan?

This is a follow-up to this question. It is established that lenders charge higher interest rates to customers less likely to be able to repay their loan in full, but this increased rate shouldn't ...
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Monitoring of how the credit cards are paid off?

I'm in the process of getting a mortgage but my DTI ratio is like 40% and I am trying to just pay off the credit cards so it isn't so high (that way I will only have student loans and car payment with ...
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How to Aggregate APR

I currently have several different credit accounts with balances that need to be paid off, and I am considering consolidating these accounts into a single loan account. These accounts each have ...
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How to get a really tiny loan when self-employed? [closed]

I am newly self-employed and need a pinch of money to resolve some current loans. I need only 100 to 200 dollars on short notice -- has to be deposited to bank so a credit card cannot help. I have no ...
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I cosigned for my son. He took off in the car before it was fully financed. I want my name completely off the car

I cosigned for my son. He took off in the car before it was fully financed. I want my name off the car. We signed paperwork stating we agreed on a 60 month term through a bank but then found out the ...
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Implied credit spread convertible bonds with negative yield

I’m trying to understand what happens to the credit spread of a convertible bond when yields of the convertible are negative. I’ve heard there is an implied credit spread as spreads can’t really be ...
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Credit Valuation Adjustments (CVA) and how they work?

I am new to finance but have developed a deep love for the subject. One area of finance that I can't wrap my mind around is CVA. I understand the Definition but I can't seem to put that into a ...
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Is it rational that agencies downgrade your credit rating if you close a card?

Multiple sources say that if you have several credit cards with balances, and you pay down one of them, your credit rating will take a hit if you close that card. Now I know what the stated reason is ...
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Can U.S. car dealerships pull your entire credit report or just your FICO score?

In the U.S. can car dealerships pull your entire credit report, or just your score if you go into them to apply for a loan? Of all the research I've done, it sounds like its just your FICO score that ...
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How does this credit scoring work?

I live in the UK, where credit referencing agencies are seen by many (myself included) as the devil. They hold a lot of life-critical information about me but they don't want to share that info, not ...
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Using credit on the day of closing date [duplicate]

Would it not affect my credit score if I use my credit card on the day of my closing date or a day prior the closing date?
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Question about credit card [duplicate]

My credit card due date is May 4th and the closing date is May 7th. I have paid statement balance in full today, so it's early than the due date. But I would like to continue purchase through this ...
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How to transfer credit history to another bank?

I am planing to make first credit card (BOA secured credit card). Also, I want get UA explorer card later (I understand it is need high credit score). I am trying to build credit history by this BOA ...
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What should be kept for college expense tracking

Parent of a Freshman - looking at AOTC for 2017 taxes and planning for 2018, haven't gotten good advice on how to prepare for this year's taxes, getting an extension, and looking for a list of ...
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Rebuilding my credit

I am trying to rebuild my credit following a bankruptcy. I have attained a secured credit card. Is it best to pay any balance before I receive a statement? Or should I wait until I receive the ...
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Should I make small monthly purchases on ALL six of my credit cards and then pay off in full each month?

I am trying to rebuild my credit. I know it’s critical to establish a history of responsible credit usage. I’ve been diligently making small purchases on two of my three major credit cards every month,...
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Leasing a car with good income, but very young

I am 19, but I'm employed as a software engineer, making six figures. I want to lease a very expensive sports car, but I'm not sure if my age will stop me from doing this. I've had three credit cards,...
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How do I make payments, or how should I make payments, on a credit card?

I just got my first credit card, and I'm not sure if I understand how it works. Here is my understanding. If it is relevant, I am an American. I buy something with my credit card. Then, after I have ...
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Who to contact to understand my credit score?

When I was a kid, all the way until I was about 18, I was very ill. I would often have to go to the doctor or hospital and get treatments and scanned, etc. I have multiple debts that occurred when I ...
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Should I apply for another credit card?

I'm in a spot where my credit score has tanked over the last several years. I'm puzzled by the fact that I keep getting credit card offers. I am currently paying a credit card down. I have no open ...
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Opening Credit Cards to capture the Intro bonus [duplicate]

The past few years, I have been opening a new credit card that offers a intro bonus (usually $200 - $300 after spending $500 or $1000 within the first 3 - 4 months) and also 0% purchase APR for 12 ...
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Credit advice in preparation for buying a house a year from now?

I plan on buying a home about a year from now. I'm 25, have never owned a home before, but I have a credit score that hovers around 780, so I've got that going for me. However, I do not plan on co-...
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What can I do to get credit issuers to tell me exactly why I was not approved?

Whenever I apply for a credit card or credit line on the internet, I am often given the message that I was not approved, and that I would get a letter via snail mail as to why I was denied. But, when ...
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Why was I offered 6.45% APR on my first credit card?

I decided to get my first credit card last week so that I can increase my credit rating. I was kinda surprised to find out that for some reason they offered me a permanent rate of 6.45% APR. Here is ...
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Am I hurting my credit in the long run by not using my card?

for starters, I'm a 23 year old in the USA. So when I lived at home, I took out a loan to buy a car, which my parents cosigned on, this was my primary credit-building exercise. I ended up paying that ...
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Will I be able to get an FHA home loan if I opt for a voluntary repossession on my current auto loan?

What i'm asking is will my credit go down that much and if I decide to voluntary repo? I'm currently at 650. If I can't get a FHA loan what are my options for buying a home with a repo on my credit ...
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How can I refinance this loan?

To make a long story short I made a huge mistake, I financed a used 2006 vehicle in October of 2017 at 26.13% interest the price was $20,000 as the vehicle stands it currently values at $15,000 ...
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Credit score goes down substantially after paying off student loan

My credit score was about 800, according to my bank, which gives it to me for free on their website. I still had several years on my student loan, but I paid it off a few months ago. A couple of ...
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Can I get cashback for buying gift cards on Amazon?

I have an Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card that gets me 5% cashback on purchases made through Amazon. Is it possible to reap that reward on gift card purchases?
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Preapproved for mortgage loan but won't tell me interest rates

First Time Home Buyer/Shopper Spent about 30 minutes on the phone with Quicken Loans (Rocket Mortgage). I provided all of the expected information when running a credit check and painting a financial ...
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How do car dealerships benefit from $0 down bad credit car sales?

This might be a better fit on the economics SE, but having browsed both I feel the body of knowledge here is more applicable. For as long as I've heard car ads on the radio or TV I feel like I've ...
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Replied to a Craigslist Spammer [closed]

So I did just about the dumbest thing today - I was looking for apartments on Craigslist (I’ve always stayed away but a friend of mine just got one from there) and reply to one ad with my email. They ...
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Ways to build credit for my child now

TLDR What ways can I help my child to build their credit now? EDIT 2 This edit is more details for those seriously curious why I am doing this (there have been a couple more notes on the question). ...
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Do credit card balance transfer offers dry up during economic downturns? (USA)

I have great credit and occasionally take advantage of low-fee, 0% interest balance transfers offers on existing or new credit cards, always reading the fine print and paying it off without paying a ...
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Old collection keeps resurfacing on my credit

[This question is very similar to Credit Report debt expiration limit: original creditor vs. Collection, but I'm solely concerned with the 7-year FCRA rule and my ability / legal right, or lack ...
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Transferring balances left over prepaid credit cards

How can one transfer small balances, leftovers, on prepaid credit cards? I actually have 6 or 7 prepaid Visa or Mastercard cards left with balances between $1 and $4. I would like to get rid of them. ...