Second Helpings

Thanksgiving Quote of the Day: “Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our Thanksgiving.” – W.T. Purkiser

Today is a blow-off day… Why are you still at work? Go home.

Wuss’Up This Week: Maybe I should change that to “Wuss’up Today,” because nothing is happening after today’s economic reports. Today’s reports include U of Michigan Consumer Sentiment (this is a report that indicates consumers’ willingness to spend; a weakness will lead to lower rates) and Durable Goods Orders (this is an indication of demand for “big ticket” items like cars, refrigerators, and my 4-pound box of Stove Top Stuffing). A weakness will lead to lower rates.

Interest Rate Update: Who would’ve thought that rates would still be low this time of year? They are right back at the levels they were in January – a 30-yr fixed remains in the low 4s with ARMs about a point lower. Don’t forget – for any loans over $240k I will waive all lender fees. This is a $1,200 savings! Please be sure to tell your family, friends, and coworkers (even the annoying ones).

Thanksgiving Quote of the Day 2: “I celebrated Thanksgiving in an old-fashioned way. I invited everyone in my neighborhood to my house, we had an enormous feast, and then I killed them and took their land.” – Jon Stewart

Timeout for Trivia: Congrats to those who guessed Ed Asner as last week’s answer. Want to be entered into a drawing to win a bottle of Flintstones Chewable Vitamins? Simply email me the answer to this week’s “Who Am I?” question. Good luck: “Thanksgiving tomorrow? I just got done celebrating my favorite holiday – Halloween. Well, time flies. Seems like just yesterday I celebrated my birthday (I turned 53), and it seems like just yesterday (actually 1983) I was walking the streets for money before being rescued by a Ghostbuster. Anyway, Happy Thanksgiving, and if the stuffing stuffs you up I’ve got something that will help regulate you.”

Seriously. Go home. I’ll cover for you.

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