Sick with Envy

Jealousy Quote of the Day: “Jealousy is all the fun you think they had.” – Erica Jong (American writer and feminist, 1942)

Wuss’Up This Week: Rates finished a little higher last week but there are a lot of reports coming out this week that can drive rates in either direction. The biggies this week include tomorrow’s Weekly Jobless Claims, CPI (Consumer Price Index, a measure of inflation on the consumer level) and on Friday the Capacity Utilization, which is either a measure of our nation’s productive capacity or the description of my 36 waist squeezed into 34 pants.

Interest Rate Update: A little higher from last week but still beautiful, Mortgage Fans. 30-yr fixed remains in the mid-to-upper 3s with ARM rates about a point lower. Looking for some instant karma? Please forward this email to your coworkers, family, friends, fair-weathered friends, and even Packer Fans (did I just write that?)…and let them know that for any loan over $240k I will do their purchase or refinance loan for free – this is a $1,295 savings!

Jealousy Quote of the Day 2: “If women ruled the world there would be no wars. Just a bunch of jealous countries not talking to each other.” – Louis CK (comedian)

Timeout for Trivia: Congrats to those who guessed Prince as last week’s answer. Want to be entered into a drawing to win a roll of 32-cent stamps I just found under my refrigerator? Simply email me the answer to this week’s “Who Am I?” question. Good luck: “I turn 50 today. It’s been 20 years since I dated Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora. That lifestyle never fit me though because I’m not a brat. I’m a good girl who stayed in school (even when I wasn’t forced to) and never had my grades altered by the dude from Ferris Bueller. No nukes!”

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