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Gratuity tips to observe

Gratuity tips to observe
News from Cherry Hill Courier Post:

Hey, big spender.

Handing out any tips this year?

Even in these hard times, 59 percent of us are giving a little something to the folks who take care of us all year, walking our dogs, waxing our floors and washing away our gray.

The biggest beneficiary of holiday tips is the cleaning person, according to the Consumer Reports National Research Center. All told, 61 percent of house cleaners get an extra thanks, usually cash or a gift card. The median value: 50 bucks.

Only 12 percent of consumers tip the trash collector but those who do are fairly appreciative, typically handing out $ 20.

Personally, I think the stalwart souls who arise before the crack of dawn to deliver newspapers deserve a reward. About 45 percent of readers agree, the survey says. Again, $ 20 is the sweet spot.

Emily Post, the etiquette expert, says tips are a tangible way to say thank you.

In addition to hairdressers, manicurists and barbers, she suggests you be…………… continues on Cherry Hill Courier Post

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Green Tips: ‘Made in America’
News from Patch.com:

The holidays are fast approaching, and it’s time to start thinking about holiday shopping.  In these tough economic times with so many Americans unemployed, consider buying “Made in America” products. American manufacturing companies have been especially affected by the economic downturn, and it’s important for each of us to do what we can to help turn this around.

Most of our home goods, clothes, shoes, appliances, computers, trinkets, etc. are made in China and other Asian countries.  We buy them because not only are they often the only option, but also they are cheaper.  At what cost however?  Lost jobs here in America?  Products made in sweatshops using child labor and unfair labor practices?  Poor quality? Listed below are several websites with directories of American made products, a couple of which list products made in each state.  

  • AmericansWorking.com www.americansworking.com/
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