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It’s Not Just a River in Egypt…

Denial Quote of the Day: “Football is like life – it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication, and respect for authority.” – Vince Lombardi Didja Know… The US Secret Service was established in 1865 to combat counterfeit money. At the time, as much as one-third of all money in the US was estimated to […]

A Stroke of Genius!

Good Idea Quote of the Day: “Get a good idea and stay with it. Dog it, and work at it until it’s done right.” – Walt Whitman (poet, 1819-1892) Wuss’up This Week: Well, before I get to this week let’s go over last week’s economic data: Thursday’s unemployment reports showed the jobless rate increase while […]

Spring Newsletter!

“Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today. It is already tomorrow in Australia.” – Charles Schulz As a loan officer, I have to say I’m happy 2011 is here and last year is gone. The shock-and-awe campaign the banks used in 2010 worked spectacularly! In just 12 months’ time they managed to […]

Liquid Assets

Drinking Quote of the Day: “Worthless people live only to eat and drink; people of worth eat and drink only to live.” – Socrates Wuss’up This Week: In my opinion, the most important economic report comes out on the first Friday of each month. Nope, it’s not my bank emailing me that my balance is […]

Kicking The Habit

Addiction Quote of the Day: “Everybody smokes! Models, actresses, everyone. Don’t they realize that it’s gross? I understand it’s an addiction, but it still pains me to see my friends do it.” – Kirsten Dunst (actress) Wuss’up This Week: A whole lotta nothing as the bond market will close early on Thursday and remain closed […]

Technical Difficulties?

Television Quote of the Day: “Television is an anesthetic for the pain of the modern world.” – Astrid Alauda Did’ja Know… Prior to World War I the synthetic fibers in our currency were made of silk! When silk got too expensive we switched, and today our dollar bills are made up of 25% linen and […]

The Single Scoop

Being Single Quote of the Day: “If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism of one, go ahead, get married.” – Katharine Hepburn Wuss’up This Week: Not much – a very quiet week for economic reports being released. Tomorrow at 7:30 AM CST we will receive the Weekly Jobless Claims, […]

“You should’ve seen your face!”

Face Quote of the Day: “I’ve never seen a smiling face that was not beautiful.” – Author Unknown Interest Rate Update: Rates were having a decent week last week until Fed Official Charles Plosser spoke in New York about how the Fed needs to start raising interest rates. After he said this the mortgage bonds […]

Up in Smoke

Cigarette Quote of the Day: “Smoking is one of the leading causes of statistics.” – Fletcher Knebel (author) Wuss’up Last Week: Rates improved slightly last week, sadly, in response to the struggling Japanese stock market. When instability makes investors scared of losing their money, they will take money out of the market and put it […]

It Could Go Either Way

Types of People Quote of the Day: “There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: Those who are afraid to try themselves, and those who are afraid that you will succeed.” – Ray Goforth Did’ja Know…The $1 bill’s famous nickname of “Greenback” derives from […]