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

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The Grim Reaper is coming for your credit and other news to know this week

This week’s (un)lucky number is: 68 percent The Grim Reaper may come for you before you pay down that mountain of debt you’re chipping away. At least 68 percent of people share that dreary outlook, according to a new CreditCards.com…
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Welcome to 2018 and other credit news to know

This week’s (un)lucky number is: 60 That’s the percentage of Americans who wanted credit but were afraid of getting rejected. A healthy dose of fear is good – especially when it comes to heights, bears, enclosed spaces, insects and needles. But…
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New year, new you and other credit news to know

This week’s (un)lucky number is: $384 million The Powerball lottery number is up to $384 million. Why is this unlucky, you may ask? Well besides your chances of winning being slim-to-none, you probably shouldn’t try to buy your Powerball ticket with…
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Bills, bills, bills and other credit news to know this week

This week’s (un)lucky number is: 3 out of 4 That’s how many parents are still paying their grown children’s bills, according to our latest survey. Really? How are y’all out here buying your dog Ralph Lauren turtlenecks and still letting your mom pay…
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Go see a star war and other credit news to know this week

This week’s (un)lucky number is: Up to $500 The only person this is unlucky for are those friends who are about to get daily passive-aggressive pesterings from you. Some credit cards allow you to earn up to $500 if you can convince…
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