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have 6 credit cards if i pay off 3 and keep open willthat hurt my score

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Why not pay off all??

The best thing to do with credit cards is not carry a balance, except in case of emergency, and get them paid off as soon as possible.  Generally, it's best to keep the overall credit card usage at or below 20% (of the total credit limit) and pay in full every month.  So make that your goal and strive for it.  Why could a purchase save money if you have to pay interest on an unpaid balance?

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