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Pools, Pop-Tarts, and Stable Rates

Eating Quote of the Day: “You’ve got bad eating habits if you use a grocery cart in 7-Eleven, okay?” – Dennis Miller This Week in Economic History: It was on this date in 1921 that the state of Iowa became the first state to levy a tax on cigarettes. Also, on this date in 1852, […]

Your Better Half

Women Quote of the Day: “As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot.” – John Lennon Did’ja Know? All currency printed in the U.S has a lifespan and is eventually destroyed so newer currency can be printed. Of the $1 bill, $5 bill, and $20 bill – can you guess which one has he shortest […]

The Kids are Alright

Children Quote of the Day: “Children see magic because they look for it.” – Christopher Moore Did Taco Bell raid my high school lunch bag? They’ve gone from Dorito shells to this. Interest rates on a 30-yr fixed have climbed to the mid-to-upper 4s. That’s – as my brother likes to remind me – double what […]

Feeling the Burn

Exercise Quote of the Day: “A man’s health can be judged by which he takes two at a time – pills or stairs.” – Joan Welsh Will the Bears’ search for a new coach push rates higher or lower? Neither, but I do have a theory about sports affecting rates. On Friday we have the […]

Reading Your Rights

Police Quote of the Day: “A recent police study found that you’re much more likely to get shot by a fat cop if you run.” – Dennis Miller Wuss’up This Week: Today at 1:00 the Fed’s Beige Book is released. This is a report that details current economic conditions across the country. Signs of weakness […]


Growing Quote of the Day: “Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.” – Walt Disney These guys are learning from us, ay? Canada’s housing market is hot right now – much like ours was in 2006. Trying to prevent a bubble from […]

Sick with Envy

Jealousy Quote of the Day: “Jealousy is all the fun you think they had.” – Erica Jong (American writer and feminist, 1942) Wuss’Up This Week: Rates finished a little higher last week but there are a lot of reports coming out this week that can drive rates in either direction. The biggies this week include […]

Makes the World Go Round

World Quote of the Day: “The world is a playground, and life is pushing my swing.” – Natalie Kocsis Wuss’Up This Week: It’s a pretty quiet week for reports coming out that can influence interest rates. Today we have the Fed Beige Book – a report that details current economic conditions across the U.S. Any […]

Accidents May Happen

Accident Quote of the Day: “Beautiful young people are accidents of nature. But beautiful old people are works of art.” – Eleanor Roosevelt Wuss’Up This Week: It’s a light week because of the holiday but we still have some reports coming out that can influence interest rates in either direction. The most important reports are […]

A Face That Launched a Thousand Ships

Face Quote of the Day: “Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.” – Coco Chanel It’s A Wonderful Big Fat Greek Withdrawal: That’s about the best title I can come up with for the bank run that happened in Greece […]