Quote of the Week: Give, Give, Give

Quote of the Week: Give, Give, Give

It’s the season of giving! And while you may give a lot of material things, please remember to give your full attention to everyone around you, express your thoughts carefully and authentically, and give people space and time to express themselves as well. If you do,...
Quote of the Week: The Next Breath

Quote of the Week: The Next Breath

Tom and I were in Rome celebrating my milestone birthday. It was a trip of a lifetime, and I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity. Especially when there were times I didn’t think I would survive to see another birthday.   I had a rough landing on the planet, and...
Success Story: Speaking of Surviving

Success Story: Speaking of Surviving

This week’s success story is from a lady who was referred to me by her financial advisor. He thought she could do well to check into whether a refi would be worthwhile.   She bought her home in 2003 and got a 5.375% 30-year fixed. But then had to take out a line of...
Economic News This Week: Quiet News

Economic News This Week: Quiet News

Quiet economic week was welcomed! First bit of news, actually all the news, was last Thursday as the revised Q3 GDP came out showing the economy grew at 3.5% annualized. October home new home sales fell 8.9% from the September number – both got little reaction from...
Economic News This Week: Quiet Numbers

Economic News This Week: Quiet Numbers

There was lots of data but mostly the markets reacted to the Fed announcement. Wednesday: August New home sales data shows a slight increase in sales from July’s 629,000 units to August hitting 629,000. The Fed announced a .25% hike in the funds rate. They foresee 3...