That’s 140 in Dog Years
Dog Quote of the Day: “Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.” – Robert A. Heinlein (writer)
Today marks the 20th straight year that I’ve convinced an actual real living woman to stay married to me. Happy Anniversary, Lana! After 20 years I wouldn’t change a thing about you (except the crappy reality shows you watch).
Wuss’up This Week: Last Friday we saw the Employment numbers for December disappoint the economy, which helped interest rates rally. Will that rally continue this week? That depends on three reports being released – today’s Fed Beige Book (a report that details current economic conditions across the US), tomorrow’s Weekly Jobless Claims (expected at 328k), and Friday’s Consumer Sentiment Report, which is an indication of consumers’ willingness to spend. I just bought a ginormous box of Frosted Flakes at Costco – didn’t even know they made them this big. So… if that’s any indication this report will come out positive for the economy which is bad for rates.
And where are rates at, you ask? Today they are in the mid-4s with ARM rates about a point lower. Please note that rates are based on type of home, equity in the home, credit score, or if you like to watch the greatest slow-motion watermelon explosion ever!
I don’t see what the big deal is about #22 – I designed that with my Legos years ago.
Don’t forget to remember that for any purchase or refinance loan over $240k I will waive all lender fees – a $995 savings! Be a financial hero to someone this year and let them know this great deal.
Dog Quote of the Day 2: “I wish humans were as excited to meet each other as dogs.” – “Lord Crunkington III” (@postcrunk)
Timeout for Trivia: Congrats to those who guessed Rod Stewart last week. Want to be entered into a drawing to win a Clubber Lang bobble-head? Simply email me the answer to this week’s “Who Am I?” question. Good luck: “It was on this day in 2001 I filed papers with the Los Angeles Superior Court that alleged my Playboy model ex-wife was an unfit mother to our two kids, named after Beverly Hills 90210 characters. Maybe getting married after only knowing her for four days was a bad idea, but that’s what rockers like myself do. I was married to Amanda Woodward for a longer period of time before she started fooling around with another rocker, which led to our divorce.”