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Taylor Tompkins

Taylor Tompkins is a staff reporter at CreditCards.com. She has worked at newspapers and publications across Texas, covering everything from business and agriculture to local government. She’s a native Texan and graduate of Texas State, where she received a bachelor of science degree in journalism.

Posts by Taylor Tompkins

Credit card miscellany, Living with credit

Skip the cash advance — and other weekly card news

This week’s (un)lucky number is: 23.68 That’s the average percent of interest you’ll pay if you get a cash advance from your credit card. If you need cash quick, getting a cash advance is better than selling your kidney on…
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Living with credit, Shopping

Your grandma and the ‘Internet of Payments’ might soon become BFFs

My nana is no stranger to computers. She has a laptop at home that she uses to surf the internet. She works on a computer all day at her job in a school district, and she keeps up with her…
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Credit card miscellany, New products

Starbucks gift cards are now just a text away

Do you have a Starbucks addiction? Do you know someone with a Starbucks addiction? Do you have an iPhone with the latest update? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, boy, are you in for a…
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Living with credit, Shopping

4 easier alternatives to the envelope budgeting system

Every Thursday, this young guy would come like clockwork into the north San Antonio bank branch where I used to work as a teller. Clutching a handful of labeled envelopes, he would wait patiently for me to fill them with…
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