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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 […]

Summer, Tests, and Lower Rates

Before we start the blog I’d like to let me wife know that our marriage is now on hold for football season which opens tomorrow (Go Bears!). She will then try and fight me on that remark but I will remind her that Housewives of Beverly Hills/The Bachelor/Big Brother runs 365 days a year while football […]

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 […]

Maturity

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 […]