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Music, Rates, and Cool Toasters!

Music Quote of the Day:  “Behind every favorite song there’s an untold story.” – Author Unknown Today in Economic History: Needing funds to finance the American Revolution, Congress approved a $5 million dollar loan with a 4% interest rate on this date back in 1776. This was the first loan taken out by our nation. […]

Rising Rates, Unusual Homes, and… Pancakes!

Pancake Quote of the Day: “Everything can have drama if it’s done right. Even a pancake.” – Julia Child  Did’ja Know: Gold can be found beneath the earth on all seven continents, and it’s believed that around 80% of the earth’s gold is still buried. With that said, here’s a list of the 10 Most Unbelievable […]

Turning Quotes, Rising Rates, and Giving Money

Turn Quote of the Day: “Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.” – Author Unknown Did’ja Know: According to the Giving USA Foundation last year was the first year that U.S. charitable giving was more than $400 billion-dollars – congrats, America. (*With a kid in college I’d be happy to accept any […]

Courage, Predictable Rates, and Surf’s Up!

Courage Quote of the Day: “You cannot swim for new horizons until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – William Faulkner Wuss’up This Week: Every day reports about our economy are released into the wild, and it’s these reports that can sway interest rates in either direction. Today we’ve got the […]

Donations, Stable Rates, & Movie Mistakes

Before I start this week’s blog I just want to send a personal message to my wife: Our marriage is now temporarily on hold now that the NFL season is back. (*side note: I don’t want any backlash for this from anyone. Football season is six months long while The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills […]

Fake Money, Real Rates, and Parties

Party Quote of the Day: “I believe that if like gives you lemons you should make lemonade… and try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party.” – Ron White Today in Economic History: It was on this day back in 1862 that the Bureau of Engraving and Printing was formed. […]

Unusual Houses, Couches, and Rates

Couch Quote of the Day: “We must use time as a tool, not as a couch.” – John F. Kennedy This Week in Economic History: It was on August 21st, 1987 that the six-year bull market the NYSE had enjoyed reached its height by topping out at 2,772 points before starting a rapid drop which […]

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 […]