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Restaurants Too Popular For You to Ignore

“Nobody goes there anymore, because it’s too crowded.” Those were the immortal words of Yankee great Yogi Berra, whose syntax was scrambled but whose batting eye was keen. Mr. Berra, who knew more about the New York City nightlife than a ballplayer should know, was talking about a restaurant that was all the rage circa […]

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Grocery Savings in Places You Haven’t Tried

The average U.S. family is in an ongoing financial war. While income is static or going up slightly, rents and mortgages are flying upwards. As the percentage of the take-home lurches higher and higher in the direction of the roof over your head, something has to give. The clothing budget is, “Well, these pants I […]

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Best Burgers in the U.S: Part Two

Did you miss us? It has been a whole week since we brought you the best burgers in America, part one. Now it is time to get down to the business of declaring the best of the rest. Next week, the winners. First, though, a little refresher on how we came to our conclusions. Only […]

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Best Burgers in the U.S: Part One

Fletcher Davis’ face should adorn money. In 1885, Mr. Davis, of Austin, Texas, invented the hamburger sandwich. His creation? A fried ground beef patty on white bread generously topped with mustard and Bermuda onion. Davis served it with a pickle on the side. His burger would eventually become the ersatz national food…and a passion for […]

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Seven Rules to Throw Out When You Turn Fifty

Who said, “Rules are made to be broken?” Was it a cocky teenager? Not, hardly. That bromide belongs to a war hero. Gen. Douglas MacArthur invented that phrase. He was right, particularly when you turn fifty years of age. At a half-century, some of the rules you “know” aren’t really true. Here are some examples. […]

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Don’t Just Order Lunch. Invest in It!

Have you ever played with the edge of a broken tooth? We all know we shouldn’t, but our tongue is drawn to the spot. Wait for it, wait for it…there it is! Doggone it, it really is broken! That’s what remembering missed investments is like. We look back at the chances we had to make a […]

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