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I'm trying to create an alert on my credit card so that I get a text message when the total charges on my credit card go over $1000.

Let's say my credit card limit is $3000. If I set the alert to send me a text message when my credit card balance is within $2000 of the card limit, is this equivalent to saying that I will get an alert when my card balance is over $1000 in this case?

The wording is confusing for me for some reason, and I can't get over it.

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Yes, within $2000 of a $3000 limit would be equivalent to a balance of over $1000.

There is a slight ambiguity on the edge case where a balance of exactly $1000 might, or might not, trigger the alert as within could potentially be interpreted to be "this amount or less" or "strictly less than this amount", although for your use case, it probably isn't terribly important.

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