Finessing a job relocation package for profit

Finessing a job relocation package for profit

TL;DR While the ideas in this article are discussed in the context of a job relocation package, most of them apply equally well to relocation in general. The biggest opportunity for finessing a relocation package for profit is in the free mortgage. If you’re able to profitably make mortgage payments by credit card, then you […]

The new Capital One® Savor℠ Cash Rewards Credit Card

The new Capital One® Savor℠ Cash Rewards Credit Card

Capital One has effectively rebranded their Premier Dining Rewards Credit Card, launched in just March of this year, as the new Capital One® Savor℠ Cash Rewards Credit Card and made at least one significant improvement. The sign-up bonus has increased to $150 after spending $500 in the first 3 months. Previously it was just $100. The card still […]

So what’s up with this Pareto ranking thing?

So what’s up with this Pareto ranking thing?

You might have noticed that SiftSwift tools give you the option to “Pareto rank” products by your preferences.  If you did, you probably also wondered what that means and when you’d want to use it. In a nutshell, Pareto ranking is useful when you care about more than one aspect of a product. In this […]

Finessing your initial cash back redemptions with the Barclaycard CashForward™ World Mastercard®

Finessing your initial cash back redemptions with the Barclaycard CashForward™ World Mastercard®

TL;DR After earning the $200 initial spending bonus on your CashForward card, your optimal redemption path will be to first redeem an amount equal to (cash_back_you_have_available_to_redeem – $50) / 0.95, then immediately do a second redemption for $50.  This is better than simply redeeming cash_back_you_have_available_to_redeem by $8.68 or more. Introduction With many things in personal […]