Taylor Tompkins

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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 is a native Texan and graduate of Texas State, where she received a bachelor of science degree in journalism.

Taylor Tompkins' stories on CreditCards.com

7 tips to spring clean your finances -- Spring has sprung and you?ve dug out the quarters between your couch cushions. But there are better and more efficient ways to free up some cash. Here are seven. ... (See Spring clean finances)

Balance Transfer Survey -- Our research finds balance transfers remain generous, even in a rising-rate environment, as card issuers hesitate to hike fees or trim introductory offers. ... (See Balance transfer survey)

Holiday guide of credit card tips -- You'll be spending a lot on holiday shopping and travel. Here's how you can score holiday bonus points and extra cash back with your credit cards. ... (See Holiday guide of credit card tips)

Annual card bonuses shower extra rewards for loyalty -- Extra points, free hotel nights and more at your sign-up anniversary give you a reason to stick with that card ... (See Annual bonus)

Chart: 2017 Retail Store Card Survey data -- If you're looking for a retail card, look no further than our 2017 compilation of data. ... (See Chart: 2016 Retail Store Card Survey data)

2017 Retail Store Card Survey: Customers lured to high interest cards with more rewards -- Retailers are increasing rewards offerings on high-interest co-branded and store-only credit cards, according to a new report from CreditCards.com. ... (more)

Fraudsters target video games for credit card fraud -- When it comes to gaming, your credit card can be compromised in a variety of ways, including account takeover, phishing and card theft through in-app purchases. ... (See Video game card fraud)

American Express reclaims top spot in J.D. Power ranking -- American Express reclaimed the top spot in this year's J.D. Power ranking survey. Customer satisfaction with credit card issuers improved overall, spurred by the proliferation of rewards benefits. ... (See Survey)

2017 Credit Card Fee Survey: Consumers catch a break -- Changes to credit card fees have decreased, foreign transaction fees are going away, and the rest can be avoided. ... (See Fee Survey)

The history of credit cards (timeline & major events) -- From charge plates to Apple Pay, here's a look back at the many iterations of the credit card over the past 150 years. ... (See History)

Cash back cards survey: Complex is out, simple is in -- Flat-rate offers now outnumber cards with tiered paybacks, a new CreditCards.com survey finds ... (See Cash back )

Startups use tech to put cardholders in charge of security -- With data beaches on the rise, startup companies are developing new options that help consumers minimize their exposure to a possible hack. ... (See Security)

Trip canceled? Your credit card may reimburse you -- Some cards offer reimbursements on failed travel plans ... (See Trip cancellation)

Compare credit cards' trip cancellation, trip interruption policies -- Does your credit card cover you if you have to cut your vacation short or cancel it all together? Use this chart to compare some of the cards that can ... (See Trip cancellation card policies)

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Updated: 05-23-2019