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Moves 67-69: Credit card rules of thumb
Moves 67-69: Credit card rules of thumb
Tim Chen, founder of credit card comparison site NerdWallet.com, shares three of the latest credit card rules of thumb.

67. Hold out for 50,000.
"Airline reward cards are offering great sign-up bonuses, but the offers from the same card can vary by 20,000 miles. Search for a deal for at least 50,000."

68. Don't pay more than 10%.
"Credit unions charge lower rates than the 14% average -- and some are easy to join. For example, if your FICO score is 680 or more, you can join Associated Credit Union and get a 9.9%-rate card."

69. Zero is your hero.
"Discover and Citi are offering amazing zero-interest balance transfer deals for 21 or 24 months on some cards. If you can pay off your balance by then, go for it."

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Last updated April 28 2011: 11:32 AM ET
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