Google’s Project Fi introduces unlimited data as “Bill Protection” with a 15 GB deprioritization threshold

Google’s Project Fi introduces unlimited data as “Bill Protection” with a 15 GB deprioritization threshold

Google’s Project Fi has always been a relatively good deal for low data users, especially if they frequently travel internationally, but it has increasingly become a terrible deal for high data users as competitors reintroduced unlimited data plans and engaged in pricing wars. Project Fi’s data has been priced at $10 per gigabyte with no […]

The best nationally-available savings rate:  1.65% from Colorado Federal Savings Bank with $50K deposit

The best nationally-available savings rate: 1.65% from Colorado Federal Savings Bank with $50K deposit

Rates keep moving up and rate leaders keep changing. December brought another lead change for the best nationally-available savings account rate.  At the time of writing the king is Colorado Federal Savings Bank with their Premium Savings account that earns 1.65% but requires a minimum deposit of $50,000. For deposit amounts under $50K, their High […]

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 […]

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 […]