Rule Britannia!

This is just too rich. I don’t know what the majority of the folks in the U.K. think of Gordon Brown but he’s just suggested the sexiest solution to the banking crisis that wiped out the retirements of probably just about everybody. Go get your money!!! I...

AIG – I’m Coming For You Baby!

Or you could give me a job, that would be ok too. AIG paid $220 million in retention bonuses to employees who screwed up their financial products division. I want a job with these people. Failure is not only rewarded, but handsomely. God, make me a failure. Or a...

The Meek Shall Inherit Disaster

“You had an advocate,” she said. “No I didn’t, I made myself my own advocate and found people who could help me.” “What would have happened if you were a meek person, one of those people who just accept what’s happening to...

I’m Refinancing and I Hate Everybody Today

Our mortgage re-financing came to a dead stop yet we are such an easy loan to process, a chicken could do it. We exceed all of the criteria to qualify, and our existing 30-year fixed mortgage is ten years old with the same bank we’ve been banking with since...

Re-Financing – Save Paper Go Crazy

As it turned out, it was the Paper Saver Loan that caused all the problems. I discovered, late in the game, that when we had gone into the bank to start the massive ton of paperwork, the mortgage people threw us into the maw of some insane automated system, hundreds...

California – The Canary in the Goldmine

This post confused everybody who has been out of town, out of state, out of our solar system. Yes, we had a state budget when you left town. But last November Governor Schwarzenegger was rooting around in the dirt floored basement of the state Capitol building and...