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Pumpkin Spice: A Big Deal at Starbucks This Year

We all have that one friend. We’re going to go with “she” because most of the time it is. She impatiently marks the days off on her August calendar. Is she afraid of heat stroke? Did she land on the disabled list because of a “running through the sprinkler” injury? Is she a parent anxious […]

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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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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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Top 5 Issues to Open a Restaurant

It’s been a dream of yours since you were a kid, and it sounds like an easy thing to do. Put up an “Open” sign, serve food, drop a ticket on the table, and deposit the money. Why doesn’t everyone open a restaurant? While your friends at Money Examiners appreciate your can-do attitude, we offer some […]

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