Taylor Tompkins

Taylor Tompkins is content curator and 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

Fine print, Living with credit, Protecting yourself, Research, regulation, industry reports

You don’t take my advice and other credit news to know this week

This week’s (un)lucky number is: 5 months It’s been nearly half a year since that ghastly Equifax breach and the news that’s coming out keeps looks grimmer. There’s no regulation in sight and a lot of options for locking your…
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Living with credit, Research, regulation, industry reports, Rewards, Travel

Ashes and hearts and other credit news to know this week

This week’s (un)lucky number is: 91.6 million That’s how many new credit cards were opened in 2017. That’s almost as many as before the economy came crashing down around everyone in 2008. We’ll call that a win for consumer confidence. This…
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Living with credit, New products, Protecting yourself, Research, regulation, industry reports, Rewards

Be mine and other credit news to know this week

This week’s (un)lucky number is: 71 percent That’s the number of baby boomers who had nonmortgage debt when they hit ages 56-61. If you’re not there quite yet, pay down your debt as soon as possible. If you are there, you still…
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Living with credit

Cookie Monster and other credit news to know this week

This week’s (un)lucky number is: 3 percent That’s how much you could be making on that “Dog Lives Matter” necklace that you definitely should not buy but probably are going to anyway. You could be getting 3 percent back on all…
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Living with credit, Protecting yourself, Research, regulation, industry reports, Rewards

Ain’t no sunshine and other credit news to know this week

This week’s (un)lucky number is: 50 points That’s how much one poor reader’s credit score dropped after missing one car payment. And you don’t even want to know what happened to the reader’s spouse’s score. Learn from this unfortunate soul…
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