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Listening Closely

Hearing Quote of the Day: “Hear one side and you will be in the dark. Hear both sides and all will be clear.” – Lord Chesterfield (British Statesman) Lord Chesterfield? That’s kind of a cool name. From now on please address me as Lord Barry, Lord of all Mortgages. Wuss’up This Week: What would a […]

Neither Place Nor Show

Winning Quote of the Day: “Winning isn’t always finishing first. Sometimes winning is just finishing.” – Manual Diotte (motivational speaker) Wuss’up This Week: It’s a pretty quiet week for any rate-swaying economic news. Today and tomorrow there are auctions for 10-yr treasury notes and 30-yr treasury bonds (fun stuff!). A strong demand for these will […]

Dream a Little Dream

Dream Quote of the Day: “Dreams are like stars…you may never touch them, but if you follow them they will lead you to your destiny.” – Lawrence Block (author) Wuss’up This Week: This is a light week for economic reports, with the biggie being the Fed meeting that adjourns today. Bernanke shouldn’t say anything shocking, […]


Underwear Quote of the Day: “Humility is like underwear: essential, but indecent if it shows.” – Helen Nielsen (writer) Wuss’up This Week: After a relatively bland week last week, this one more than makes up for it. Lots of economic reports will be released that can swing interest rates in either direction. Today, we have […]

Nothing But a Number

Old Quote of the Day: “How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you were?” – Satchel Paige Wuss’up This Week: A quiet week because of Labor Day, but still some financial reports will be released that can influence rates in either direction. Today we have the Fed “Beige Book” report. This […]

More Than a Feeling

Feelings Quote of the Day: “Feelings are not supposed to be logical. Dangerous is the man who has rationalized his emotions.” – Pearl S. Buck (author, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature) Interest Rate Update: What do today’s rates have in common with my high school girlfriend whose doctor botched her nose job? Even […]

Feeling Lucky?

Luck Quote of the Day: “I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.” – Thomas Jefferson Got money? Me neither, but you might have some coming to you that you had no idea about. Go to, click on “Cash Dash” at the top, […]

By Any Other Name

Rose Quote of the Day: “You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses.” – Ziggy (comic strip character). Groupon Special??? Foreign investors like to buy our bonds because we are a safe investment. When S&P downgraded the country’s credit rating a few days ago, it told these foreign […]

Heavy Lifting

Fat Quote of the Day: “A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.” – Zig Zigler (motivational speaker). Exciting News!!! Just got my Visa bill in the mail and I’m happy to announce my wife and I have successfully raised our debt ceiling. Didja Know…? Cattle is the oldest form […]