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Stable Rates, Jumping Quotes, and Space Invaders

Jumping Quote of the Day: “Jump and you will find out how to unfold your wings as you fall.” – Ray Bradbury This Week in Economic History: It was on June 22nd, 1775 that the Continental Congress issued the first ever currency note called the ‘Continental’. The currency was put in place to help the colonies finance […]

Radios, Rates, and Munchkins

Diet Quote of the Day: “I’ve been on a diet for two weeks and all I’ve lost is fourteen days.” – Totie Fields Did’ja Know: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos makes $52 million a day, over $2 million an hour, and in the time it takes you to read this blog he will have made around […]

Carnivals! Mullets! Rates!

Drunk Quote of the Day: “An American monkey, after getting drunk on brandy, would never touch it again, and thus is much wiser than most men.” – Charles Darwin This Week in Economic History: It was on this day in 1934 that President Roosevelt signed the Securities Exchange Act which was designed to set rules […]

Coffee, Pipelines, and Rates

Answer Quote of the Day: “Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.” – Voltaire (*side note: Voltaire is on my top 5 list of famous people – and the only non-musician – whose last name isn’t needed for recognition (along with Cher, Madonna, Sting, and Bono) This Week in Economic History: It […]

Great Movies, Mediocre Rates, and Small Donuts

Explaining Quote of the Day: “Politics is the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn’t happen.” – Winston Churchill This Week in Economic History: It was on this day in 1914 that Paramount Pictures was formed. […]

Rocks, Rates, & Ping-Pong Trick Shots

Rock Quote of the Day: “Stand up like a mountain; have faith like a rock; love like an avalanche.” – Bob Goff This Week in Economic History: It was on this day in 1985 that brokerage giant E.F. Hutton & Co entered a guilty plea to charges that it carried out a large check writing […]

Coke, Complaints, and Rising Rates

Complaining Quote of the Day: “If you have time to whine and complain about something then you have the time to do something about it.” – Anthony J. D’Angelo This Week in Economic History: It was on April 23rd, 1985 that the Coca-Cola Company announced it was changing the formula for Coke and would rename […]

Washing Machines, Dogs, Rates, and Tricks

Passion Quote of the Day: “There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” – Nelson Mandela Today in Economic History: It was on this day back in 1934 that the first laundromat opened in Fort Worth, Texas. […]