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Growing Up, Rates Up, and a Keebler Elf!

Growing up Quote of the Day: “Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.” – Chili Davis This Week in Economic History: It was on November 12th, 1946 that the nation’s first drive-through bank was opened. This concept was created by the Exchange National Bank of Chicago which implemented 10 drive-through windows. (*I remember in 1988 going […]

Passion for Voting, Stable Rates, and Smart Dogs

Passion Quote of the Day: “I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.” – Albert Einstein Today in Economic History: It was on this day back in 1851 that Charles Henry Dow was born. Dow and his business partner Edward Jones started reporting summaries of the day’s events on Wall Street. These summaries later […]

Haunted Houses, Scary Rates, and Ghost Dogs!

Halloween Quote of the Day: “Nothing on Earth is so beautiful as the final haul on Halloween night.” – Steve Almond Did’ja Know: The origin of piggy banks started with the old English word ‘pygg’ which was a type of clay that was used for making jars and dishes that held money. Over generations that word eventually […]

Dinners, Climbing Rates, and Hotel Safes!

Dinner Quote of the Day: “We sleep in separate rooms, we have dinner apart, we take separate vacations – we’re doing everything we can to keep our marriage together.” – Rodney Dangerfield Self-promotion! Hey Mortgage Fans, I’ve been nominated as the Loan Officer of the Year and need your help because I have not been nominated for […]

Knowing about Rates, Lightbulbs, and Mousetraps

Knowing Quote of the Day: “The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.” – Socrates (*I felt a lot of true wisdom in my high school Spanish class) This Week in Economic History: It was on October 15th, 1878 that Thomas Edison, inventor of the lightbulb, unveiled the Edison Electric Company with guidance and funding […]

Socks, Haunted Houses, and Lucky Charms

Sock Quote of the Day: “I washed a sock. Then I put it in the dryer. When I took it out, it was gone.” – Steven Wright This Week in Economic History: It was on October 10th, 1995 that University of Chicago professor was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Science for his ‘rational expectations’ hypothesis regarding […]

Beaches, Bob Ross, and Climbing Rates

  Beach Quote of the Day: “Time wasted at the beach is time well spent.” – Author Unknown Today in Economic History: It was on this day back in 1776 that Congress approved a $5 million dollar loan with a 4% interest rate to help fund the American Revolution. 243 years later it looks like rates have […]

Baseball, Rates, and Floating Homes!

Hello, Mortgage Fans! With our Cubbies underachieving I thought I’d cheer you up by throwing in some fun baseball quotes today along with the movies they came from. Here we go… Baseball Quote of the Day: “There’s no crying in baseball!” – Tom Hanks, A League of Their Own This Week in Economic History: It was on September […]

Love, Budgets, UFOs, and Rates Creeping Up?

Love Quote of the Day: “And in the end/the love you take/is equal to the love you make.” – The Beatles Today in Economic History: It was on this day back in 1778 that the Committee on Finance of the Continental Congress presented the nation’s first budget. I wonder what that committee would think if they could […]

Hamilton, Rates, and Frosted Flakes!

Despite how divided we are as a country today is a day to leave the politics behind and remember why we live in the greatest country in the world. Here are 10 reasons to be proud. Greatness Quote of the Day: “The greatness of a man is not how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and […]