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Throwing Rates, Quarters, and Llamas!

Throwing Quote of the Day: “I’m just like my country. I’m young, scrappy and hungry, and I’m not throwing away my shot.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda This Week in Economic History: It was on December 13th, 1978 that the US Mint made a quarter with suffragist Susan B. Anthony’s picture on it. (*side note: in 6th grade our […]

Rules, Rates, and a Mickey Mouse ban?

Rule Quote of the Day: “Rules and regulations, who needs them. Open up the door, we can change the world.” = Graham Nash Did’ja Know: The largest dollar bill ever created by our US Mint was a $100,000 gold certificate. It was made to be used between the banks and not the general public. Also, it’s important […]

Time for Turkey, Rates, and Pringles

Hey Mortgage Fans, just a note to let you know my blog will be taking off next week for Thanksgiving. In honor of the holiday here are twenty things I am grateful for: My family, my job, my clients, Barnaby’s thin crust pizza, my Rogaine even though it’s not working, the 2016 Cubbies, The Simpsons seasons […]

Growing Up, Rates Up, and a Keebler Elf!

Growing up Quote of the Day: “Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.” – Chili Davis This Week in Economic History: It was on November 12th, 1946 that the nation’s first drive-through bank was opened. This concept was created by the Exchange National Bank of Chicago which implemented 10 drive-through windows. (*I remember in 1988 going […]

Passion for Voting, Stable Rates, and Smart Dogs

Passion Quote of the Day: “I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.” – Albert Einstein Today in Economic History: It was on this day back in 1851 that Charles Henry Dow was born. Dow and his business partner Edward Jones started reporting summaries of the day’s events on Wall Street. These summaries later […]

Haunted Houses, Scary Rates, and Ghost Dogs!

Halloween Quote of the Day: “Nothing on Earth is so beautiful as the final haul on Halloween night.” – Steve Almond Did’ja Know: The origin of piggy banks started with the old English word ‘pygg’ which was a type of clay that was used for making jars and dishes that held money. Over generations that word eventually […]

Dinners, Climbing Rates, and Hotel Safes!

Dinner Quote of the Day: “We sleep in separate rooms, we have dinner apart, we take separate vacations – we’re doing everything we can to keep our marriage together.” – Rodney Dangerfield Self-promotion! Hey Mortgage Fans, I’ve been nominated as the Loan Officer of the Year and need your help because I have not been nominated for […]

Knowing about Rates, Lightbulbs, and Mousetraps

Knowing Quote of the Day: “The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.” – Socrates (*I felt a lot of true wisdom in my high school Spanish class) This Week in Economic History: It was on October 15th, 1878 that Thomas Edison, inventor of the lightbulb, unveiled the Edison Electric Company with guidance and funding […]

Socks, Haunted Houses, and Lucky Charms

Sock Quote of the Day: “I washed a sock. Then I put it in the dryer. When I took it out, it was gone.” – Steven Wright This Week in Economic History: It was on October 10th, 1995 that University of Chicago professor was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Science for his ‘rational expectations’ hypothesis regarding […]