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Keeping small loan balance for credit score
After reading about dips in credit scores due to paying off loans, I have paid off MOST of a student loan and car loan while still keeping a small balance on both (roughly $100) . I'm hoping this will prevent my score from dipping. The interest is negligible, so this seems like a good strategy to keep these types of loans on my history for at least a while longer.

I'm wondering if anyone else has tried a similar strategy and what the effect on their score was.

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