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Dreaming About Stable Rates and Lost Treasures

Just want to get this out there and say I’ve got a hangnail that’s bringing down my enjoyment of life by about 9%. Okay, let’s starts the blog…  Dream Quote of the Day: “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt Did’ja Know: The average household credit […]

Death, Rates and Hit Songs

Death Quote of the Day: “Death is nature’s way of saying, ‘Your table is ready.’” – Robin Williams It was on this date 30 years ago that my dad and I attended the first ever night game at Wrigley Field. Back then we knew it would take almost 30 more years to build enough talent to […]

Hands, Rates, and Hacks

Hand Quote of the Day: “As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” – Audrey Hepburn Did’ja Know: Queen Elizabeth is the Queen of Currency! Her face has appeared on dollar bills in over 33 countries. Canada was the first to use […]

Looking at Rates and Riots

Looking Quote of the Day: “All of us are watchers – of television, of time clocks, of traffic on the freeway – but few are observers. Everyone is looking, not many are seeing.” – Peter M. Leschak Did’ja Know: In the United States there are, on average, 1,700 new millionaires every day. (*this just in: […]

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 […]