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>> You can fund something with cash, but pay for it with credit cards.

That is my plan. :)

>> (this will aid me in my goal of attaining an 800 FICO score. Ultimately I'd like to shoot for 850).

I guess I have to ask -- why? Once you have your credit in a place where you can get things on the best terms, putting effort into a higher score is, IMO, a waste of time and energy. Get out and do something fun with that time!

Oh, I'm not going to put any effort into it (I'm just going to keep paying my bills on time). It would be nice to hit 850 (bragging rights), but I'll be happy as long as I stay in the good credit range.

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