From TIME Magazine: Person of the Year 2009 Extended Interview
TIME: Do you have a mortgage?
Bernanke: Oh, yes, we refinanced.
TIME: Oh, perfect. When?
Bernanke: About 5%. A couple of months ago.
TIME: Good time.
Bernanke: Yes. We had to do it because we had an adjustable rate mortgage and it exploded, so we had to.
TIME: So, did you get a fixed rate at 5%? I think this might be the most valuable piece of information. (Laughter.)
Bernanke: Thirty years fixed rate at a little over 5%.
Err … “little over 5%.” Mr Bernanke, my mortgage broker can get you a better deal than that. So, Mr. Bernanke has a mortgage? I wonder, does he have to call India like everyone else when he has a question?