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Rose Quote of the Day: “You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses.” – Ziggy (comic strip character).

Groupon Special??? Foreign investors like to buy our bonds because we are a safe investment. When S&P downgraded the country’s credit rating a few days ago, it told these foreign investors we are not good with money – stay away from us. So what did the investors do? They bought more bonds by the ton! I can’t explain it either, Mortgage Fans – it would be like me breaking out my Members Only jacket and suddenly becoming more attractive to women. Whatever the reason, rates have been dropping. Fast. It’s in your best interests to buy a home or refinance your home before the party is over.

Speaking of Refinancing: Please pass this email onto your friends, family, and coworkers to let them know I am now waiving all lender fees (a $1,500 savings) for most refinances. Today is the first day of the rest of your money-saving life!

Rose Quote of the Day 2: “Next, the most dramatic rose ceremony ever.” – Chris Harrison on every single Bachelor/Bachelorette episode since it started airing in 2002.

My Favorite Oxymoron: I will be on a working vacation next week…so the blog will take the day off but I’ll still be around. Feel free to call or email for any financing needs, trivia questions, or pop-culture quotes.

Timeout for Trivia: Congrats to those of you last week who correctly guessed Geena Davis. Want to be entered into a drawing to win Milk Duds? Simply email me the answer to this week’s “Who Am I?” question. Good luck: “Yesterday I turned 48. In ’85 I appeared as myself on Silver Spoons and changed the words of my song from ‘making love the whole night through’ to ‘holding each other the whole night through’ because of the censors. I didn’t change the words to a song I sang at a sold out stadium in early ‘91, and it became one of my biggest non-radio hits. Speaking of radio hits: Well hello, Dolly, without you I have nothing, girl.”

Stay thirsty, my friends.

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