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Inquiry about dropped credit score
I have been rebuilding my credit after a bad divorce 12 years ago. I pride myself on the fact I had not utilized a credit card in those 12 years. Upon recommendation from Credit Karma, I obtained a credit card to boost my score. I have made one purchase and paid it off and my score went DOWN. I need someone to explain this to me, please. I think I should have just let it continue to rebuild slowly.

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