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June 13th, 2015
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Things have been really tight recently, fiscally speaking.  Choosing between mortgage and food for the month kind-of-tight.  But recently I’ve come into some work and my mood has lifted.  Below is a snippent of a conversation between me (ME) and the wife (TW): ME: Ya know, I’m feeling not so bad… TW: I’ve noticed you’ve […]

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Joys of Home Ownership: Mortgage Mandated Insurance

October 31st, 2008
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State Farm. After 7 years, no claims, and over $5,000 later, they’ve determined that I’m to much of a risk to hold on their balance sheet. I talked with an insurance agent – she helped be with car insurance in 2001 as well – and it looks like my only choice is Citizen’s. The ‘Insurer […]

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Mess up big enough and you too can walk away clean…

March 18th, 2008
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For a surprisingly adept explanation of how the sub-prime mortgage problem is cascading into other markets, check out this Google Docs slide-show: The Subprime Primer Back? Good. Over the weekend there some new directly related to the sub-prime mess: The Week That Shook Wall Street: Inside the Demise of Bear Stearns Nutshell: Over the weekend, […]

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For those with inquiring minds as to why Wall Street is tanking…

August 17th, 2007
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Yes it’s off “teh InterWebs”, but the logic is pretty sound.  It’s a long thread, but if you want to know just whats going on with the sub-prime market and why it’s hitting Wall Street hard, please peruse this condensed / edited thread. Orginal source: Fark from August 2007 NEWS ITEM: Federal Reserve Cuts Discount […]

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