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Who Should You Tip and How Much Should You Give?

Do you consider yourself a good tipper? Most of us would like to think that we are, but it's easy to get confused about who gets a tip and how much. We consulted national etiquette expert Diane Gottsman for some advice. Gottsman says, "Those in the service industry rely on ...

Don't get short-changed when selling gold

Don't get short-changed when selling gold

Looking to sell unwanted gold jewelry for cash? Studies show too many are getting short changed. There's only one way to make sure you're getting the real value.

Price anchoring catches on at retail

Let’s say you’re out in the stores and you see two sets of sheets, both on markdown. One was originally $150 marked down to $69, and the other was originally $99 now marked down to $49. Most people go for the former, the one with the bigger “was/is” difference. But ...

How to get the best pizza value

Think a bigger pizza is always a better value? Before you place your next delivery order, we found a handy calculator that might save you some dough. The number you want to figure out is the cost per square inch. We compared prices for 12-inch medium and 14-inch large cheese ...

A hidden danger of bottled water

I have talked for years about the enormous waste of money that drinking bottled water can be. One figure I've seen suggests that a dedicated drinker can blow as much as $1,400 a year on bottled water. That is big bucks for you to throw away! But this story just ...

Self-tying shoes: Have we gone too far?

Self-tying shoes: Have we gone too far?

Think people are getting too lazy today? Well, it's about to get worse with the introduction of self-tying shoes in 2015!

3 Great Deals at the Dollar Store

Been to the dollar store lately? You would be amazed at what you can buy for only $1. Considering the level of inflation over the last couple of decades, the dollar store provides price consistency that other popular chain stores cannot. Here are 3 great deals I like at the ...

5 Ways To Get the Best Bang for Your Buck on a Healthier Brew

Before you reach for that next bottle of beer, it might be a good idea to know what it is that you're drinking. Alcohol metabolizes in the body so quickly that it pretty much bypasses the digestive system entirely and goes straight into the blood stream. Since most beers contain ...

New way to opt out of mobile tracking

Marketers are gaga over our smartphones. They're always with us. And they emit a signal that researchers and marketers have figured out how to capture and track. Each phone has unique identifiers that it sends out based on your WiFi MAC address and Bluetooth address. That's how Apple knows so ...

High quality toilet paper comes cheap

Think you have to spend a lot for high quality toilet paper? Think again. Consumer Reports  says the best toilet paper in America is a Wal-Mart exclusive -- White Cloud 3-ply Ultra Soft and Thick. At 25 cents per 100 sheets, White Cloud got a high score of 88 based ...

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