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

Living with credit, New products, Protecting yourself, Rewards

Pasta, Demogorgons and other news to know this week

This week’s (un)lucky number is: $4 million The unlucky one this week is all of us because we didn’t have as good of a father-in-law as Mark Twain. Good ol’ Sam Clemens’ father-in-law not only gave him and his wife a…
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Living with credit, Protecting yourself, Rewards

Closing cards and other credit news to know this week

This week’s (un)lucky number is: 19 percent That’s the number of smartphone users who use mobile payments at the register. It’s not so much that these users are unlucky, but it’s just rather unfortunate that mobile wallets and contactless cards still haven’t hit…
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Living with credit, Rewards, Shopping, Travel

A little credit pep talk and other credit news to know this week

This week’s (un)lucky number is: 2.67 percent  That’s the number of bank card accounts that were 30 days or more late on a payment. We’re a bit down for the count compared to last year, team. You need to strive to…
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Living with credit

More breaches and more credit card news to know this week

This week’s (un)lucky number is: 43.9 That’s the percent of households with a credit card balance, typically one of $2,300. So do you want the good news or the bad news about that first? I will give the bad (better to…
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Living with credit, Rewards, Travel

The future is now and other credit card news to know this week

This week’s (un)lucky number is: 56 percent More than half of data breaches this year have jeopardized Social Security numbers, making it a scary time to be someone with those essential nine-digit identifiers. Your SSN could be used to get…
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