Why did Ben Franklin change his will two months before he died? Instead of leaving money to his family, he made a big bet on two cities that meant a lot to him, Boston and Philadelphia. Michael Meyer wrote a fascinating book about Ben Franklin’s life — and death — and he joins us today to share part of the story. Ben Franklin had specific wishes for his gifts and Michael explains how the two cities handled it differently.
In our headline segment, we’re talking about mortgage rates. What do rising rates mean for your budget and how worried should you be? We’ll give you all the details. We’re also answering Steven’s question about moving to a higher cost of living to save more. And we’ll leave room for Doug’s amazing trivia.
- As Mortgage Rates Rise, Home Sellers Fear Time Is Running Out to Cash In (The Wall Street Journal)
- What Should I Ask a Potential Mortgage Lender? (Consumer Advocate)
Big thanks to Michael Meyer for joining us today. Grab yourself a copy of his book Benjamin Franklin’s Last Bet: The Favorite Founder’s Divisive Death, Enduring Afterlife, and Blueprint for American Prosperity.
- How old was Franklin when he finally signed the Declaration of Independence?
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- Steven is considering moving to a higher cost of living area to potentially earn and save more and wants our advice.
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Written by: Brooke Miller
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