Browsing Category

Barry’s Blog

Hostages, Low Rates, and Avocados!

Hostage Quote of the Day: “You can’t let your past hold your future hostage.” – LL Cool J Did’ja Know: The most counterfeited denomination of money is the $20 bill. In foreign countries it’s our $100 bill. And while we are on the topic of counterfeiting you might find the Coinage Act of 1972 interesting […]

Standing, Climbing Rates, and Jumping Dogs

Standing Quote of the Day: “You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.” – Rabindranath Tagore This Week in Economic History: It was on May 4th, 1932 Chicago Mob boss Al Capone was sentenced to 11 years in Alcatraz prison for… failing to pay his taxes. Wuss’up This Week: Every […]

Cheese, Hockey, Rates Climbing

Cheese Quote of the Day: “Fettuccini alfredo is macaroni and cheese for adults.” – Mitch Hedberg This Week in Economic History: It was on April 22nd, 1889 that cannons sounded at exactly 12:00 noon. This was the signal to let thousands of settlers rush into what is now Oklahoma to claim cheap land previously set […]

Steps, Rates, and Cereal!

Step Quote of the Day: “You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Today in Economic History: It was on this day back in 1964 that the Ford Motor Company unveiled its newest model – a sports car called the Mustang. Many years later the […]

Earth, Rates, and Candy Cigarettes

Mess Quote of the Day: “Clutter and mess show us that life is being lived.” – Anne Lamott This Week in Economic History: It was on April 11th, 1921 The state of Iowa became the first U.S. state to levy a tax on cigarettes. (*note: as a kid the tax on candy cigarettes never bothered me). Wuss’up […]

Life, Rates, and Mustaches!

Life Quote of the Day: “Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” – Robert Breault This Week in Economic History: It was on this date in 1974 that Richard Nixon agreed to pay back taxes of $432,000 after word leaked that he […]

Money, Movies, and Mayor Goats

Money Quote of the Day: “Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.” – Ayn Rand …and speaking of money. I know my Kansas Jayhawks are a 60-to-1 longshot to win the tourney but I still laid down $20 on them in my bracket […]

Generations, Stable Rates, and Oreos!

Generation Quote of the Day: “We have the power to make this the best generation of mankind in the history of the world or to make it the last.” – John F. Kennedy  This Week in Economic History: It was on March 14th, 1812 we were on the eve of war with Britain and President […]