Pizza, Frosted Flakes, and Rates are still Gr-r-reat! (sort of)
Pizza Quote of the Day: “Any pizza can be a personal pizza if you’re depressed enough.” – @CulturedRuffian
Did’ja Know: Even in the earliest days of the Mint, serial numbers were printed on dollar bills in an effort to track counterfeiting. Some of these serial numbers can be worth more than the bill they are printed on.
Wuss’up This Week: Reports about our economy are released daily that can sway interest rates in either direction. Today there is a 10-yr Note Auction, tomorrow Jobless Claims, and on Friday the Consumer Sentiment Report (*this is a survey of how willing consumers are feeling about spending money. Had they surveyed me I would’ve said definitely in the mood since my dog chewed up my winter coat and I’m out of my Costco jumbo box of Frosted Flakes)
Interest rates have found their comfort zone since going up after the election. The 30-year fixed has settled in around 4.0% with ARM rates about a half a point lower. As usual, rates will vary based on type of home, equity in the home, your credit score, and if you won the 1991 National Beard Championship by sculpting it to resemble a bird cage
Don’t forget to remember: Any purchase or refinance loan over $200k I will waive the appraisal and credit fee – a $500 savings! Grab yourself a cup of instant karma and pass this info onto any friends, family, coworkers, or people fascinated with creepy universe facts that can use this gift.
Pizza Quote of the Day 2: “My kid wants pizza without the crust AND a side of breadsticks. It appears I’ve given birth to everything that’s wrong with America.” -@shariv67
Timeout for Trivia: Congrats to those who guessed the late George Michael last week. Want to be entered into a drawing to win a retro Dots T-shirt? Simply email me the answer to this week’s Who Am I? question. Good luck: “It was on this date in 1995 that my sitcom led off must-see TV on NBC (followed by Friends, Seinfeld, Wings, and ER). I like TV but movies are my favorite, maybe because the Oscar I won for Best Actress in 1997 told me I’m as good (or better) than any else nominated. In 2000 I starred in a movie where my husband left me (not by choice) and in the same year – in real life – I left my husband. It wasn’t fun being married to Moe. Or was it Apu? Or Comic Book Guy?”