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Does it hurt your rating to cancel a paid off credit card?

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2005-10-03 01:19:34
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No, you should always cancel them out if you have plans for them. It is viewed as a bad thing when there are more cards available to you. The more cards you have the more can can go into debt. There fore the less is better from a credit rating standpoint.

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