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Does paying bills before their due date hurt our credit?
Just wondering cause I started doing it last month and the place of business was shocked that I wanted to pay before and pay more than what the bill was?

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Paying before the due date is fine.  Just don't be paying before the 'closing' date.  If you have been paying just the minimum payment, it's good you want to pay more so you can get the bill paid in full faster.  However, if you were paying more than the total due because you had been keeping track of all charges made and some of them were not on the bill, that is actually not a good thing.  Only pay in full what is showing on the bill so your 'usage' remains good.  If you do not understand these terms, please re-read the articles provided on this site since the purpose of Credit Karma is to teach about credit.

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