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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, Rewards

It’s raining cats, dogs and luxury cards, and other credit news to know this week

This week’s (un)lucky number is: 173 million A good, math-backed guess of the number of people who probably won’t be able to see the total eclipse next Monday. But there’s still time to save yourself from being one of those losers…
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Living with credit, Protecting yourself, Rewards, Shopping, Travel

Millennials are killing the (charge) card, and other credit news to know

This week’s (un)lucky number is: 40 That is the percentage of banks that have tightened their lending standards on people looking for credit cards who have subprime credit. So, no more of this Oprah-ing of credit cards (“you get a credit…
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Living with credit, Rewards, Shopping, Travel

Big purchase, Neymar transfer-style? Don’t forget to cash in on rewards points

To the west of the Atlantic, we’re not too fond of the “other” futbol – yet. But Thursday heads across the globe turned toward a single soccer player who scored with a world record-breaking deal. Neymar da Silva Santos Junior, better known…
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Fine print, Living with credit, Protecting yourself, Rewards

‘Beliebe’ in ticket card perks and other credit news to know

This week’s (un)lucky number is: 30 Despite the pervasive meme that Oprah was fired at 23, there are a lot of youngsters who make me feel pretty lousy about my accomplishments in my 20s. I am going to go ahead and…
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Living with credit, New products, Rewards, Shopping, Travel

Airport lounges, pricey tigers and other credit news to know

This week’s (un)lucky number is: $7,500 That’s how much Citi wants you to spend to get the revamped Prestige’s 75,000-point sign-up bonus. Nope, that’s not a typo, there’s not an extra zero. They really want you to spend SEVEN TIMES the…
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