Debunking Credit Card Myths: Is It Worth It to Pay an Annual Fee on a Credit Card?

We spend a lot of time discussing travel rewards credit cards here at TPG. By pursuing top sign-up bonuses and strategically taking advantage of  bonus categories, you can unlock fantastic redemptions like premium-class flights and luxurious hotel rooms. However, there are a number of misconceptions out there when it comes to credit cards, so today I’ll continue…

Which Credit Card Payment Network Offers the Best Foreign Exchange Rates?

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite MasterCard You may know to avoid cards with foreign transaction fees when you’re making purchases abroad, but many travelers overlook the fact that payment networks offer different foreign exchange rates. TPG Senior Points & Miles…

The 4 Best Credit Cards for a Boston-Based Traveler

There are plenty of great rewards-earning credit cards to choose from, but depending on where you live and which airlines best serve your hub airport, some of them are better choices than others. Below, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen takes a look at the top options for travelers flying out of Boston….

Perks and Problems with the MasterCard Gold Card

It may not be as pricey or exclusive as the Amex Centurion (Black) Card, but the recently introduced MasterCard Gold Card is one of the most expensive premium credit cards on the market, with a $995 annual fee. TPG Contributor Richard Kerr runs through the benefits to determine whether or not it’s worth it. Earlier…

8 Easy Ways to Save Money on Accommodations in Europe

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – The Ritz-Carlton Rewards Credit Card Madrid-based TPG Contributor Lori Zaino offers her best tips for saving money on accommodations in Europe. So, you’ve figured out the best way to use some miles to snag an award ticket to Europe — now it’s…

My Credit Card Inventory: Summer 2016

At the beginning of the year, I took stock of my current credit cards and decided to add a few while axing some others. Now that we’re halfway through 2016, I thought it would be a good time to revisit this subject with an updated look at the pieces of plastic (and metal!) in my…

5 Reasons Why the JetBlue Plus Card is a No-Brainer

In general, I love being 6’7″, but it definitely poses a challenge when flying because, simply put, economy class is not made for “passengers of height.” For that reason, I’ve always preferred airlines that offer the ability to upgrade to business or first class and that’s why I fly American Airlines domestically because Executive Platinum…

The Best Cards for Summer Travel: If You’re Flying

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier Credit Card, Gold Delta SkyMiles Card from American Express, Platinum Delta SkyMiles Card from American Express, Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite MasterCard Planning to travel this summer? Today, TPG Points & Miles Editor Sarah Silbert…

Top 10 Travel Rewards Credit Card Offers for June 2016

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Citi / AAdvantage Executive World Elite MasterCard, Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier Credit Card, United MileagePlus Explorer, Citi Prestige Card Every month, I compile a list of the top travel rewards credit card offers currently available. Because of great benefits and…

10 Ways to Save Money on Your Next European Vacation — Besides Using Points and Miles

Madrid-based TPG Contributor Lori Zaino offers some of her best tips and tricks for planning an affordable European getaway.  Booking flights and choosing the best hotels are just part of the trip-planning equation, and by now, you may have a good feel for how that works. However, once you get to where you’re going, you’ll no doubt want to explore your…