The Roaring Twenties and The Fed

I trust everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend! If you recall, we left our discussion, historically, just around the start of the Great Depression of 1929, a period in the United States where everyone started pointing fingers at the big bad financiers as a group of greedy self-serving profiteers….Well, we’ve discussed irrational exuberance in … Continue reading The Roaring Twenties and The Fed


Force Majeure, Natural Disasters & Being Prepared

For the second time this month of May, the country finds itself facing another major catastrophe, this time the City of Moore, Oklahoma was hit with a devastating EF4 tornado.  I’m sure you’ve all seen the vivid pictures and know if we could, we’d get in our cars, get on the road, and be willing … Continue reading Force Majeure, Natural Disasters & Being Prepared


Major Economic Events Shape The Fed

As discussed, The Federal Reserve System, the United States’ Central Banking System, evolved solely throughout the late 19th century and really got its legs following several financial panics of the early 20th Century.  The system was reactive to financial change, panics, and regional differences.   Consumers, manufacturers, and community banks continued to experience growth in demand … Continue reading Major Economic Events Shape The Fed


Secret Meetings, Jekyll Island and The Fed

Last week we began a discussion about the origins of the United States Federal Reserve System, generally referred to as the Country’s Central Bank. Recall…the Federal Reserve System evolved because of the Country’s need to facilitate trade and commerce throughout the original thirteen Colonies and Foreign trading partners in Europe and the Caribbean, most importantly … Continue reading Secret Meetings, Jekyll Island and The Fed


The History of the Federal Reserve System

fat loss program for men This week the Mortgage Meister will begin a multi-part series on the History of the Federal Reserve System. “The Fed”,  whose origins can be traced to almost every organized society attempting to deal with currency exchange, specifically, a uniform system for the orderly exchange, compensation for goods and services between … Continue reading The History of the Federal Reserve System


Teamwork Will Always Prevail

Last week, Monday, April 15, 2013, started out as a glorious sunny morning in Boston, heralding the 117th running of the Boston Marathon and the celebration of Patriots Day…a Day and Event known throughout the world as a celebration of freedom, accomplishment, perseverance, and most importantly, community. Locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally, running the Marathon … Continue reading Teamwork Will Always Prevail


April 15th – Pain or Pleasure?

The Mortgage Meister believes most of us, after finishing our educations and getting that first full time job, that no day of the year (except our loved ones’ birthdays, anniversaries, holidays) is more sealed in our memory banks than…April 15th… THE day… The Tax Man comes a calling. Pain or Pleasure?  Come on, for most … Continue reading April 15th – Pain or Pleasure?


The Nuts and Bolts of The Fed, What Does It All Mean?

Many, many years ago the Mortgage Meister was a sometime regular guest on a radio show two of his rather crazy buddies had on AM radio, yes AM radio, in the City that made Rock n Roll.  The show aired once a week and topics were literally decided five minutes before air time. Generally, the … Continue reading The Nuts and Bolts of The Fed, What Does It All Mean?


The Mortgage Meister Says…Rent or Own? A Matter of Need vs Want

Oh for so long the wisdom of the Great and Wise Mortgage Meisters of days gone by, was…Buy that home; it’s a no brainer. Your home represents more than your castle, it’s your nest egg, the key to a great retirement.  Well, the Mortgage Meisters of old were asleep at the wheel not so many … Continue reading The Mortgage Meister Says…Rent or Own? A Matter of Need vs Want


The Mortgage Meister Says…The Real Estate Market Is HOT!

For all you potential buyers, sellers, acquisition rehab pros, and refinance junkies , ALCOVA’s  markets in the District of Columbia, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina, Maryland, Tennessee and West Virginia, are, to put it mildly….HOT!!! Several weeks ago, the Mortgage Meister, visited one of ALCOVA’s best locations, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, for the first … Continue reading The Mortgage Meister Says…The Real Estate Market Is HOT!


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