Average ATM Fees Hit a New Record High of $4.57

According to a recent Bankrate survey, ATM fees have hit yet another record high. For the 12th straight year, the average cost to withdraw money from an out-of-network ATM has increased, now averaging $4.57 per transaction. This is up from just $2.89 per transaction a decade ago. With technology getting better and cheaper every year, it’s…

7 Ways to Save on Overseas ATM Withdrawals

As you start arranging travel for this spring and summer, don’t overlook your plan for withdrawing cash abroad. As TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele explains, if you don’t prepare for the situation by bringing a debit card that waives fees, you can get slammed with some huge charges. No matter how much…

5 Things to Know Before Flying Asia’s Low-Cost Carriers

Asia’s budget carriers provide an affordable way to access far-flung places like Bali or the Maldives, especially if you’re already visiting another destination nearby. However, those savings can disappear quickly if you overlook any of the fine print. TPG Contributor Katherine Fan took a last-minute trip through Singapore, Malaysia and Bali in October and learned several of these tips the…

5 Things to do in Singapore on Your Next Trip to Southeast Asia

While it boasts one of the highest-rated airports in the world, Singapore has plenty else to offer, from unique cuisine to diverse culture. Whether you have an upcoming layover or are currently planning a trip to Southeast Asia, check out TPG Contributor Katherine Fan‘s five reasons why this destination deserves a spot on your itinerary….

Delta SkyMiles Debit Cards from SunTrust Are Back

After a hiatus of over a year, SunTrust Bank is once again offering the Delta SkyMiles World Debit Card to eligible members, including new account holders. In a marketplace where rewards debit cards have all but disappeared, this could be good news for award travelers seeking opportunities to boost their SkyMiles account balances. For years, this card was a solid…

Where Have All the Rewards Debit Cards Gone?

The travel rewards landscape is always shifting, and it’s on us to shift with it in order to take advantage of the best opportunities for earning points and miles. Today, TPG Contributor Richard Kerr explains why one such opportunity is disappearing, but not quite gone yet. Not long ago, award travelers had plenty of options for…

SunTrust Devaluing Delta Debit Card on July 25

Any time I hear that SkyMiles is in the news I brace for the worst. And for me, this is it. Following the industry trend to eliminate opportunities to earn miles through regular bank transactions, SunTrust has announced drastic changes to its Delta debit card. Effective July 25, 2015, the program will undergo major changes to…

Kardashian Kard Offers Novel Way to Earn Travel Rewards

Some of the best ways to earn travel rewards are through sign-up bonuses and savvy spending on co-branded credit cards. There are cards you get to maximize your earnings in certain spending categories, while others shine by offering specific perks like discounts or elite status. And then there are cards you get for the most important reason of all: because they’re fashionable….

Banking Relationships that Earn Points and Improve Benefits

When it comes to earning travel rewards, many points and miles enthusiasts pay great attention to credit cards, and little or none at all to other methods. However, focusing on just one strategy can keep you from maximizing your earnings. So today, TPG Contributor Jason Steele discusses banking relationships that can help you boost your loyalty account balances, avoid…

Get the Delta Suntrust Debit Card Before It’s Too Late

Back in the day there were many miles-earning debit card options, but they have been drying up as of late. We have heard some rumors that Delta Suntrust Debit Card was going away, and it looks like that is the case. TPG Reader Daryl sent us the following email: “I just learned (about 5-minutes ago) from my…