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, although he surprised many from the last meeting when he announced he would keep rates unchanged until the summer of 2013. What he will most likely talk about are his biggest fears this time of the year: inflation (which can raise rates) and finding a good Halloween costume before they are all picked over.

Interest Rate Update: Rates are still crazy low. 30-yr fixed remains in the low 4s, with ARM rates about a point lower. A reminder that rates can vary based on type of home, equity in the home, and credit score. Also, don’t forget: for any loan over $240k I will waive every single lender fee. Sayyy whaaaat?? Yep, you heard me right, Mortgage Fans. That’s a $1,500 savings so make sure to tell your friends and coworkers!

Dream Quote of the Day 2: “This is an exciting night. The truth is, I’ve dreamed of being a talk-show host on basic cable ever since I was 46.” – Conan O’Brien

Timeout for Trivia: Congrats to those of you who last week guessed Tommy Lee Jones. Want to be entered into a drawing to win a six-pack of Play-Doh? Simply email me the answer to this week’s “Who Am I?” question. Good luck: “I turn 61 today and I don’t know which sporting event behavior makes me look worse: when I left a priest to die on a golf course or when I won the Pro Bowling tournament over a handicapped bartender. But I’ve done good things too: New York City owes me a big thank you for cleaning up that town…twice, so far! (And speaking of that, they should have cast me in Poltergeist. I could’ve made that movie a lot funnier and saved Craig T. Nelson a ton of trouble.)”

Hot dog flavored potato chips? Today is the first day of the rest of my junk-food-eating life!

While the publishers of Playgirl continue to refuse the photos I send them, at least I was able to get into a magazine that is almost as respectable. For some self-promotion check out yours truly in this month’s Chicago Magazine.


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