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Austin money matters dominate this week's most popular stories

Austin money matters dominate this week's most popular stories

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Austinites make more than the national average. Kumar Appaiah/Flickr
Beirut falafel
Beirut's falafel wrap uses traditional tahini in lieu of tzatziki. Photo by Veronica Meewes
University Hills Austin home for sale
Over 80 percent of Austin millennials plan on buying a home — but few can afford it. Photo courtesy of Austin Home Search
Austin skyline night downtown
We turned to GoBankingRates to find out how much money you need to live the good life in Austin. Photo by Stuart Seeger/Flickr
Austin Kaplan Austinite of the Year AU40
Austin Kaplan was named Austinite of the Year at Austin Under 40. Photo by Joan Brook
Austin skyline city buildings
Beirut falafel
University Hills Austin home for sale
Austin skyline night downtown
Austin Kaplan Austinite of the Year AU40

Editor's note: Money matters of all kinds lead this round of top stories. Read on for more of the week's most popular headlines.

2. Barton Springs hidden gem brings true Lebanese cuisine to Austin. Tucked away on Barton Springs Road and Jessie Street (in the lot across from Juliet), Beirut attracts plenty of regulars — many of Lebanese heritage. 

3. This is how long millennials have to save to afford a home in Austin. Buying a home in Austin is increasingly challenging. There aren't many starter homes available, and even if there were, a new report says millennials wouldn't be able to snag them. 

4. Here's how much money you need to live comfortably in Austin. How much money do you need to live the good life in Austin? We turned to GoBankingRates, which recently calculated the annual income needed to live comfortably in the 75 most populous U.S. cities, to find out.