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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

Living with credit, New products, Rewards, Shopping

Happy birthday to the ATM and other things to know this week

This week’s (un)lucky number is:  $60 million Now, this week’s number is only unlucky if you’re TransUnion. If you’re one of the consumers mistaken for a possible terrorist or drug dealer, you’re doing much better. TransUnion had to pay that $60…
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Living with credit, New products

Top 10 apps for the credit card already in your wallet

At a conference I attended a few weeks ago, one of the speakers told the audience of bankers to take out their phones. “Can you make a payment or redeem rewards with just your thumb on your mobile app? If…
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Living with credit, Research, regulation, industry reports, Rewards

Getting your move on and other news to know this week

This week’s (un)lucky number is: 1 percent That’s the base amount you’re likely to earn on a cash back card. But if you work really hard, put good vibes out into the universe (and maybe sprinkle a little fairy dust on…
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Living with credit, Research, regulation, industry reports, Rewards, Shopping, Travel

Rounding Numbers: Don’t forget dad (and your debt) and other news to know this week

This week’s (un)lucky number is: 94 million That’s how many Americans are storing their credit and debit card information online – and surprise! it’s most common among the elderly. Are we just waiting to get hacked or are we just lazy?…
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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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