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Warnings, Rates, and French Fries

Warning Quote of the Week: “If you can’t be a good example, then you’ll just have to serve as a horrible warning.” – Catherine Aird Today in Economic History: It was decided on this date in 1978 to mint a coin with famous suffragist Susan B. Anthony’s picture displayed on it. In researching this I […]

Rates, Reds, and Fences

Red Quote of the Day: “Nyquil comes in two colors, red and green, and it’s the only thing on the planet that tastes like red and green.” – Lewis Black Today in Economic History: Here’s some more red for you. It was on this date in 1994 that Orange County, California racked up debts of […]

Banks, Billionaires, and Rates

Five Quote of the Day: “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you’ll do things differently.” – Warren Buffett (*while I’m thinking of his last name here’s a good life lesson for you: If you want to feel good about yourself  try to […]

Age, Rates, and Nudity

Age Quote of the Day: “Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they never die young.” – Ben Franklin This Week in Economic History: It was on November 12th, 1946 the nation’s first drive-thru bank was introduced. This invention was the idea of the Exchange National Bank of […]

Remembering Rates, $20 bills, and Vinyl

Remembering Quote of the Day: “Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.” – Theodore Roosevelt This Week in  Economic History: It was on November 4th, 1880 that the cash register was used for the first time. (*Interesting to note that in the near future Amazon […]

Flipping Coins, Candy Corn, and Stable Rates

Disappointment Quote of the Day: “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. Did’ja Know: If you toss a penny 10,000 times it will land heads approximately 49% of the time. This is because the heads picture weighs more so it ends up on the bottom. Further proof […]

Jumping, Rates, and Are You Average?

Jumping Quote of the Day: “Jump and you will find out how to unfold your wings as you fall.” – from fortune cookie I ate last night. Wuss’up This Week: Every day reports about our economy are released into the wild, and these reports can sway interest rates in either direction. Today we have a […]

Opportunities, Stable Rates, and One Big Cereal Box

Opportunity Quote of the Day: “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” – Milton Berle Today in Economic History: It was on this day in 1995 that University of Chicago professor Robert Lucas was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Science for his ‘rational expectations’ hypothesis regarding the link between human tendencies and macroeconomics. (*note: […]

Bees, Romance, Rates, and Pizza

Bee Quote of the Day: “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.” – Muhammad Ali Today in Economic History: It was on this day in 1776 that Congress approved a $5 million dollar loan with a 4.0% interest rate for the U.S. to help finance the American Revolution. This was the first loan our […]