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Old Presidents, Old Rates, Old Coke

Arm Quote of the Day: “Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.” – Dalai Lama Today in Economic History: It was on this day in 1985 that the Coca-Cola Company unveiled plans to put ‘Coca-Cola Classic’ on the market. Earlier in the year Coke had changed their recipe and marketed the “new” […]

Clubs, Monkeys, and Rates

Club Quote of the Day: “The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.” – Babe Ruth This Week in Economic History: It was on this day in […]

Idiots, Drummers, and Summer Rates

I’m happy to announce that today’s blog is 100% gluten free. Enjoy! Idiot Quote of the Day: “As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot.” – John Lennon  (Barry’s Blog side note: That might be true but I’m still not a fan of Yoko Ono.) Did’ja Know: Closing a credit card account in […]

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. […]