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Pizza, Bad Music, and Rising Rates

Pizza Quote of the Day: “Every pizza is a personal pizza if you try hard and believe in yourself.” – Demetri Martin I don’t want to say the 80s was the worst decade for rock music ever, but here’s a link to the top songs the last week of February 1983. This Week in Economic […]

Gold, Rates, and Slo-Mo Water Balloons

Golden Quote of the Day: “You can’t sit there and wait for people to give you that golden dream. You’ve got to get out there and make it happen for yourself.” – Diana Ross (*interesting side trivia: I fell asleep at her concert in 1994) Today in Economic History: It was on this date in […]

Hearts, Rates, & Gorillas

Heart Quote of the Day: “A good heart is better than all the heads in the world.” – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton Did’ja Know: The first Valentine’s Day was in the year 496. It’s rumored that back then Hallmark carved their cards out of stone and petrified manure. Today in Economic History: It was on this […]

Observing Rates, Legos, Bacon, and Trick Shots

Observing Quote of the Day: “You can observe a lot by watching.” – Yogi Berra Today in Economic History: It was on this date back in 1940 that a Vermont woman received the first ever Social Security check in the amount of $22.54. Coincidentally that was my tab at Starbucks this morning for hot chocolate […]

People, Prison, and Rates Creeping Up …

People Quote of the Day: “I love mankind, it’s the people I can’t stand.” – Linus (Charles Shultz) Today in Economic History: It was on this day back in 1978 that the song Take This Job and Shove It by Johnny Paycheck hit number one on the Billboard charts. I have always dreamed of saying […]

Fathers, Founding Fathers, and Rates

Father Quote of the Day: “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” – Jim Valvano This Week in Economic History: It’s all about the Treasury today, Mortgage Fans. It was on January 11th, 1757  that patriot and first Secretary of the Treasury -Alexander Hamilton – was […]

Resolutions, Railroads, and Rates

Welcome to the first blog of 2018, Mortgage Fans! As always this blog is intended to inform you about the mortgage world as well as make you think, laugh, and cry. Mostly cry because some of my jokes are pretty bad. Okay, let’s hit it: New Year’s Resolution Quote of the Day: “My New Year’s […]

Feet, Bees, Rates, and Healthy States

Foot Quote of the Day: “It’s only out of reach when you choose to keep your feet flat on the floor.” – Lana M.H. Wilder Today in Economic History: It was on this day back in 1803 the U.S. and French governments finished the negotiations on the Louisiana Purchase which ended up doubling the size […]