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If I make a large purchase with my credit card, will that negatively affect my credit score?

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Probably, but it depends on your credit card limit. Do some reading on "credit card utilization". Usually you do not want to utilize over 30% of a credit line on a card, but if you do, when you pay the balance down your scores will come back up. So it would only be a temporary thing as long as you get it paid back down.

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