Speaking About Wonder Woman, Rates, and Free Money

Speaking Quote of the Day: A good speech should be like a woman’s skirt; long enough to cover the subject and short enough to create interest.” – Winston S. Churchill

Free Money! I’m giving a $25 Amazon gift card to anyone writing me a (positive) review. It can be on Yelp, Facebook, Google Plus, NPN, etc. Just send me the link showing you’ve done it and I’ll send the card.

This Week in Economic History: It was on March 12th, 1987 that the Dow Jones Industrial Average added the Boeing Company and the Coca-Cola Company into its elite ranks. Both of those companies can thank me for not buying their stock which caused a Murphy’s Law Effect of having their value increase ten-fold since that time.

Wuss’up This Week: Everyday reports are released about our economy’s health that can sway interest rates in either direction. Today we’ve got the Fed raising rates by .25%, tomorrow the Jobless Claims Report, and Consumer Sentiment on Friday. Fear not, Mortgage Fans – Janet “I’m not” Yellen raising the rates has already been factored into the rates you and I get for mortgages. And where are these rates?

Today’s rates find 30-year fixed 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, credit score, and if you like to look at pics of celebrities if they were normal like us

Don’t Forget to Remember: Any purchase or refinance loans over $240k I will waive HALF of your lender fees – a $795 savings! Grab yourself a cup of instant karma and pass this info onto any friends, family, coworkers, or My Cousin Vinnie fans who can use this break.

Speaking Quote of the Day 2: If you’re nervous about speaking in public just imagine everyone holding a meatball sub. Even if you’re not nervous, just picture it. It’s amazing.” – @trumpetcake

Timeout for Trivia: Congrats to those who last week guessed Anthony Hopkins. Want to be entered into a drawing to win a Wonder Woman Mug? Simply email me the answer to this week’s Who Am I? question. Good luck: “It was on this day in 2004 I was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Does my band name promote violence? Neh, most of my songs are about love, women, and blue-collar themes. Early in my career, I played in front of 80,000 fans in Detroit, and the next night in Chicago fewer than a thousand fans. Maybe no one knew me outside of my hometown but my popularity grew and soon everyone was dancing to my music – including a Scientologist without pants.

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