Selfies, Kissing, and Popular Rates

Popularity Quote of the Day: “Popularity is the one insult I have never suffered.” – Oscar Wilde

Today in Economic History: It was on this date in 1908 that the FBI was born. Attorney General Charles Bonaparte ordered a group of newly hired federal investigators to report to Chief Examiner Stanley W. Finch of the Department of Justice. One year later, the Office of the Chief Examiner was renamed the Bureau of Investigation, and in 1935 it became the Federal Bureau of Investigation. (*Also, please note the Bonaparte dessert was not named after the Attorney General or Napoleon)

Wuss’up This Week: Every day reports about our economy are released into the wild, and these reports can sway interest rates in either direction. Today we’ve got New Home Sales, the Fed Meeting Announcement (*rates will not be raised), tomorrow Durable Goods Orders, and on Friday Consumer Sentiment. If these reports show healthy numbers rates will tick up, and vice-versa if they come in lower than expected.

Interest rates have ticked up slightly with a 30-year fixed around 4.0% and ARM rates about a half a point lower. As usual rates will vary based on credit score, type of home, equity in the home, and how much you know about kissing. 

Don’t Forget to Remember: Any purchase or refinance loans over $240k I will waive HALF of the lender fees – an $895 savings! Grab yourself a cup of instant karma and pass this info onto any friends, family, coworkers, or selfie destructors who can use this gift.  

Popularity Quote of the Day 2: “If Batman and Catwoman had a kid it would be Batcat or the less popular Manwoman.” – @schlickcomedy

Timeout for Trivia: Congrats to those who last week guessed Robin Williams. Want to be entered into a drawing to win Canned Unicorn Meat? Simply email me the answer to this week’s Who Am I? question. Good luck: “It’s my birthday today and here’s what you need to know about me in reverse chronological order: Back In 2014 I was not on this planet with a guy who at the time was one of this country’s most eligible bachelors. Back in 2009 I was in Tennessee starring in a film whose title had nothing to do with losing eyesight. Back in 2000 you might’ve remembered me from a pageant I almost won even though I didn’t deserve to be in it. And way  back in the mid-1800s there was an outlaw who robbed banks and trains, and shared the same name as my ex-husband – who in my opinion was just as evil!”

Happy Sweet 16, Mckenzie Quinn!

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