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Smelly Fruit, Lower Rates, and Being Ignorant

Ignorance Quote of the Day: “The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don’t know anything about.” – Wayne Dyer (*I don’t know who this guy is but $5 says he wrote this quote after asking a girl out on a date and getting turned down)  Today in Economic History: It was […]

Rates, Santas, and Tests!

Butter Quote of the Day: “With enough butter anything is good.” – Julia Child This Week in Economic History: It was on December 6th, 1994 that one of the wealthiest counties in the country – Orange County – racked up debts of around $2 billion and decided to declare bankruptcy. Pretty shocking news, right? It […]

Glitter, Coffee, Rates, and 1,000 Books to Read

Glitter Quote of the Day: “Glitter is the herpes of craft supplies.” – Demetri Martin Today in Economic History: It was on this day back in 1942 that due to rationing the government asked the American people to forgo coffee to help the war effort. (side note: for future wars I’m okay with giving up […]

Ticker Tape, Big Bird, and Rates Still High

Before we get the blog started I just wanted to give a huge thank you to our veterans and active military personnel! For the holiday season here’s a link for all the sales, savings, and freebies from stores wanting to show their appreciation. Mortgage Fans, please pass this link onto anyone you know who can use it. […]

Bad Rates, Bad Music Videos, Good Twinkies!

With Thanksgiving right around the corner we should all now give thanks that we won’t see any political commercials for a while! Okay, onto the blog… Negotiation Quote of the Day: “If you’re planning on doing business with someone again, don’t be too tough in the negotiations. If you’re going to skin a cat, don’t keep it […]

Haunted Houses, Scary Rates, and Ghosts

Halloween Quote of the Day: “Congrats to ‘Monster Mash’ on winning the VMA for Best Halloween Song for the 52nd consecutive year.” – @brendohare Did’ja Know: The country closest to becoming completely cashless is Belgium with 93% of all consumer transactions being carried out without cash. (side note: don’t bet on football as I find myself today also […]

Timing, Hidden Treasures, and Rates Still Climbing

Timing Quote of the Day: “Timing is everything. That’s a cliché. Now. If I’d said that a long time ago, I’d have been original.” – Demetri Martin This Week in Economic History: It was on October 27th, 1858 that Roland Macy founded his own department store in his name. Today, Macy’s is the biggest department […]

Music, Rates, and Cool Toasters!

Music Quote of the Day:  “Behind every favorite song there’s an untold story.” – Author Unknown Today in Economic History: Needing funds to finance the American Revolution, Congress approved a $5 million dollar loan with a 4% interest rate on this date back in 1776. This was the first loan taken out by our nation. […]