If you’ve managed to eliminate debt for your life, good for you! But before you cut up ALL your credit cards, we have something you may need to think about.
Leaving without credit can actually have a negative impact on your credit score. If you don’t have any debt, your credit will simply disappear.
Why is that a bad thing? Without a credit score, you may wind up pay higher rates for things like auto and home insurance. You may have trouble leasing a car or singing up for cable, internet or cell phone service. And you’ll have real trouble should you ever need something like a car loan.
Experts recommend that you keep at least one card and use it regularly for smaller purchases, such as gas or groceries. If you pay off the card promptly, you won’t amass any debt, plus you’ll keep your credit score high.