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Water! Kickball! And (sigh)...Rates.

To the person or individuals who are blackmailing me: I don’t have that kind of money, but for the love of humanity – no one wants to see a video of me dancing to Gloria Estefan’s Rhythm Is Gonna Get You. Releasing that not only hurts me and my family but also hurts anyone who watches it.

Water Quote of the Day: “You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.” – Rabindranath Tagore

Drinking Because of Higher Rates!

Drink Quote of the Day: “Some people drink from the fountain of knowledge, others just gargle.” – Robert Anthony

Today in Economic History: It was on this day in 1938 that Congress passed a bill to bring relief to U.S. farmers – it was called the Agricultural Adjustment Act. (*You want to know why you never learned about this in your history books? Because Congress came up with a really boring name for it. In 1985 Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, and Neil Young started Farm Aid – a concert to raise money for family farmers.

Fishing for Lower Rates, Country Music & Jell-O!

Fish Quote of the Day: "Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” – Albert Einstein

Today in Economic History: It was on this day in 1997 that CBS’s parent company finalized the purchase of The Nashville Network and Country Music Television for a reported $1.5 billion in stock. Written into this contract was a clause that songs would only be played if they contain lyrics about trucks, beer, and small towns.

Shaving, Groundhogs, Card Tricks, and Stubborn Rates!

Free T-shirt!: Before Covid began my son and I started a YouTube channel called The Shaving Show, it’s essentially a talk show while we shave with the guests. We were able to get a few interviews in before the pandemic, but when the quarantine began it left us with nothing to do but make this Shaving Show Trick Shot Video- please enjoy. Also, if you subscribe to our channel let me know via email or text and I will mail you a free Shaving Show T-shirt.

Sharks, Rallying Rates, and Social Security!

Shark Quote of the Day: “You don’t have to swim faster than the shark, just faster than the person you’re with.” – Kevin Nealon

This Week in Economic History: It was on January 31st, 1940 a woman in Vermont received the first-ever Social Security check in the amount of $22.54. She reportedly blew the whole thing making a Starbucks run. Okay, never thought it was possible but there are actually  9 fun facts about social security numbers.

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