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There's No Such Thing As A Free Lunch At The Odyssey

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I just received a bulk-mailed postcard with a "special invitation" to have a "Complimentary Gourmet Meal" at The Odyssey. Here's the menu:

Appetizers
Fresh fruit & domestic cheeses with crackers

First Course
Fresh California Tossed Green Salad
With house vinaigrette and ranch dressing on the side

Combination Dinner of
Filet Mignon
and
Boneless Breast of Chicken Marsala
Oven brown rosemary potatoes and seasonal mixed vegetables

Dessert
Carrot Cake


But before you can dig in, you'll have to sit through "some meaning information with none of the usual financial doubletalk" on the topic of "Exposing the myths of retirement plans."

The card says they "will provide you with beneficial information followed by a delicious meal." They also threaten to let you know about "THE BEST IRA IN AMERICA."

This postcard also warns that if you call the 800 number to make a reservation, "a licensed insurance agent may contact you."