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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. […]

Hidden Treasures, Lego Man, and Rates

First Quote of the Day: “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. This Week in Economic History: It was on this day in 1975 that the company Microsoft was founded in Albuquerque, New Mexico by Bill Gates & Paul Allen. (*I always thought […]

Washing Machines, Rolls Royces, and Rates!

Adult Quote of the Day: “Adulthood is like the vet, and we’re all the dogs that were excited for the car ride until we realized where we’re going.” – Author Unknown This Week in Economic History: Lots of stuff happened in the last week of March. Yesterday in 1863 Sir Henry Royce was born – […]

Shaving, Bad Game Shows, and Rates

Shaving Quote of the Day: “Of the Seven Dwarfs, the only one that shaved was Dopey. That should tell us something about the wisdom of shaving.” – Tom Robbins This Week in Economic History: It was on March 15th, 1938 the U.S. began an anti-counterfeiting campaign called ‘Know Your Money’. It was created to raise […]

Books, Higher Rates, and Weird Deaths

Book Quote of the Day: “Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.” – P.J. O’Rourke Today in Economic History: It was on this date back in 1985 that the IRS reported the number of millionaires in the nation had doubled from 1980 as a result […]