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, Rewards

Seasonal jobs and other credit news to know this week

This week’s (un)lucky number is: 30 percent That’s the number of card issuers who trap customers into arbitration with no way to opt out. It’s a complicated concept that basically disallows cardholders to join class-action lawsuits against the issuer. But it…
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Fine print, Living with credit, New products, Rewards

DNA tests, CFPB survivor and other credit news to know this week

This week’s (un)lucky number is: 43 percent That’s the number of cardholders who are revolving debt. The debt they’re accruing is probably more than the worth of that free plane ticket or hotel stay on a rewards card. If your…
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Living with credit, Rewards, Shopping

Turkey, travel, Black Friday and other credit news to know

This week’s (un)lucky number is: 30 percent That’s the number of millennials that said they have let their rewards expire. I know in college it was a money saver to push the “best by” date, but we’re adults now so maybe…
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Living with credit, New products, Rewards, Shopping

McNuggets and TSwift, and other credit news to know this week

This week’s (un)lucky number is: 57 percent That’s the number of healthy eaters who said they definitely don’t have enough money to do everything they want to do. But that doesn’t mean you should go out and order a 20-piece…
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Living with credit, New products, Rewards, Shopping

Spooky, scary and other credit news to know this week

This week’s (un)lucky number is: five This number may look nice and simple but it could be the beginning of a terrible, no good, very bad credit score. Here are five sneaky ways you can tank your credit score, and…
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