Eating Quote of the Day: “The fact that Fred Flintstone ate brontosaurus burgers seems less charming when you realize Dino was also a brontosaurus.”- Dana Gould (@DanaJGould)
It’s that time of the month… for the three employment reports that can rock interest rates in either direction. Today’s ADP Employment, tomorrow’s Weekly Jobless Claims, and Friday’s September Employment (expected up 185k) will tell us if our economy is still moving forward at a turtle’s pace or if there really is some hope. Also please note that as if this writing the government is shut down which means Friday’s Employment Report may be delayed.
To my wife: I will be shut down during most Bears and Hawks games this year.
Don’t forget to remember that for any purchase or refinance loan over $240k I will waive all lender fees – a $1,295 savings! Be a hero and let your friends, family, coworkers, and Pee-Wee Herman fans know what a great deal this is.
Interest rates took a little dip over the last week with 30-yr fixed now in the low-to-mid 4s, and ARM rates about a point lower.
Eating Quote of the Day:“The fridge is a clear example that was really matters is what is inside.” – @JuwRehman)
Timeout for Trivia: Yo – trivia fans! Congrats on guessing Sylvester Stallone last week. Want to be entered into a drawing to win a Star Warslightsaber thumb-wrestling kit? Simply email me the answer to this week’s “Who Am I?” question. Good luck: “Today I turn 62. Eddie Murphy likes my music (see 1982 flick), so do the Simpsons (see my appearance in 1992 when I sang to Bart who was stuck in the well), and I’ve won 16 Grammys. My group’s most successful song, released in 1983 would have people thinking I was a stalker if I released it today.”