11 Top Credit Cards with No Foreign Transaction Fees for 2016

Whether you’re traveling abroad or making a purchase through an international retailer, it’s essential to use a credit card that doesn’t incur foreign transaction fees. Luckily, there are plenty of good options available. TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele shares a list of top picks and explains why these fees need to be…

Is Amex Platinum or Citi Prestige Better for Lounge Access?

TPG reader Matt emailed me to ask about airport lounge access: “What’s the difference between the Priority Pass benefit for Citi Prestige versus Amex Platinum?” There are plenty of credit cards that offer lounge access of some kind, but the number of lounges covered and the level of access granted vary widely between them. The Citi Prestige Card and the Platinum Card…

12 Best Starter Travel Rewards Cards for 2016

If you’re you new to the pursuit of travel rewards or you just don’t have much experience with travel rewards credit cards, a “starter card” is a great place to begin. TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele explains how these types of cards offer solid value from day one, along with reasonable annual…

5 Things to Understand About Credit Before Applying for Cards

Credit cards are one of the easiest and quickest ways to earn points and miles — from sign-up bonuses to earning points on everyday spending and even getting some pretty neat perks on top of it all. It’s easy to get carried away with all of the options that are available, and it seems like issuers are…

Redeem Amex Airline Fee Credits for Amazon Gift Cards

Several top premium travel-rewards cards include annual airline fee credits, giving you a yearly allowance that covers incidentals with the airline of your choice, such as lounge memberships, baggage fees and in-flight meals. The two most popular cards that offer these credits are the Amex Platinum ($200 each year) and Amex Premier Rewards Gold ($100 each…

7 Premium Travel Cards You Should Consider in 2016

You can find plenty of great travel-rewards cards with annual fees of $100 or less, but if you’re a frequent traveler, it might be worth looking at more premium cards. Though they come with fees of $395 and up, as TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen explains, they more than make up for those charges with airline…

Top 10 Travel Rewards Credit Card Offers for January 2016

2015 was a big year in the world of points and miles. We saw the final steps in the merger between American Airlines and US Airways including a total overhaul of the AAdvantage mileage program, devaluations from Aeroplan and British Airways, and a proposed takeover of Starwood by Marriott. In terms of credit cards, we…

How I Charged an Entire New Car to the Amex Platinum Card

You may have heard the story of the man who charged a $170 million painting to his Amex card, but is it really possible to swipe your card to pay for high-ticket items? Today, TPG Contributor Richard Kerr shares his experience paying for a brand-new car (and earning many thousands of points) with Amex Platinum. After three years…

How To Use The CardMatch Tool to Get Even Better Sign-Up Offers

Every so often, targeted credit card sign-up bonus offers come around that can be much higher than the available public offers on the same cards. One of the best places to look for these offers is through the CreditCards.com CardMatch Tool. CardMatch allows you you to see if there are any special credit card offers targeted specifically to you,…

Amex is Adding Services to Centurion Lounges for the Holidays

Amex cardholders have another reason to visit Centurion Lounges this week. Starting today, American Express will be offering additional services in advance of the holiday season with special experiences and gifts in Centurion Lounges. Amex will kick off the week at the Centurion Lounge in Las Vegas — including a performance by actor Joel McHale. Other promo services/activities at Centurion Lounges include: Vosges…