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How often is it safe to open a new card?

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That depends on your financial situation and your current credit standing.  Can't really answer that question without lots more info.  How many cards do you have now?  What is your utilization on the current credit cards?  Every time you open a new line of credit, there will be a hit against your credit score (just 5 point or so) for the inquiry.  Then there is also a hit against your credit (how bad depends on lots of issues, like your current utilization).  However, once you start making payments on the new card, your score should go back up (if everything else stays the same).  Sorry this is not an easy question to answer without seeing your complete credit report.  

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Rule with credit cards:  Only apply for a credit card IF YOU NEED IT, not because you want it.

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