Why Pastry Chefs Are Financially Savvier Than The Common Man

If you ask me there are few things in life better than a warm chocolate chip cookie, fresh from the oven and accompanied with a little cold milk for dunking purposes.

As far as I’m concerned, the bar-none gold standard of chocolate chip cookies is the Nestle Toll House cookie.

In fact, a few weeks ago Nina and I whipped up a batch, as we like to occasionally do.

Normally, I faithfully follow

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Black Coffee: You Can't Eat Federal Reserve Notes (But Spinach Is OK)

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Welcome to another rousing edition of Black Coffee, your off-beat weekly round-up of what’s been going on in the world of money and personal finance.

What a week; I was out of town on a business trip that included a luncheon with the governor of New Mexico, Susana Martinez. Now get this: It turns out she’s a big fan of my

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Black Coffee: Why Every Silver Lining Has a Black Cloud

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Let’s get right to it today.

The Way-Back Machine: Past Posts Of Mine You May Have Missed

From August 2010:

22 Signs Your College Degree Might Not Be Worth the Money – This is the time of year when

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Black Coffee: Gold, Oil, Housing (and Tuna) Market Mysteries

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OK, here we go …

The Way-Back Machine: Past Posts Of Mine You May Have Missed

From August 2010:

DVDs from Hell: How to Deal with ‘Unskippable’ Trailers and Ads – If you’re like me and hate DVDs that

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Black Coffee: Don't Worry. Inflation Is Dead and the Economy Is Fine.

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The Way-Back Machine: Past Posts Of Mine You May Have Missed

From December 2008:

Creating a Household Strategic Plan in 3 Easy Steps – This was one of the very first blog posts

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Black Coffee: Sin City Bubbles, DC Clown Cars and Bay State Donuts

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Welcome to another rousing edition of Black Coffee, your off-beat weekly round-up of what’s been going on in the world of money and personal finance.

Yes, I have more credits than debits this week. No, I haven’t lost my mind.

It does happen occasionally, but I’m pretty sure you can count the times on one hand — so it’s an event that’s

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Black Coffee: Um, Heard Any Good Chicken Jokes Lately?

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The Way-Back Machine: Past Posts Of Mine You May Have Missed

From February 2009:

Don’t Get Caught Paying the “Stupid Tax” – Are you one of the millions of people out there who

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Black Coffee: The Folly of Changing the Rules As We Go Along

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My daughter, Nina, needed a new twin mattress, so earlier this week I figured I’d break away and accompany the Honeybee on her trip into the city center to buy a new one.

Big mistake.

I really should

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Black Coffee: Celebrating Part Time Jobs and the Return of the Twinkie

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I hope everybody is enjoying their 4th of July weekend.

Let’s get right to it …

The Way-Back Machine: Past Posts Of Mine You May Have Missed

From September 2009:

The 10 Most Overpaid Jobs – This politically incorrect piece

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Black Coffee: Up-and-Coming Undertakers and Ungrateful Takers

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Welcome to another rousing edition of Black Coffee, your off-beat weekly round-up of what’s been going on in the world of money and personal finance.

The West is on fire this weekend, especially in my neck of the woods. Depending on where you live in the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area, the temperatures range from 80 degrees (Fahrenheit) along the coast to

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