2017 Holiday Tipping Guide By Judy Heft

2017 Holiday Tipping Guide

It’s the Annual Holiday Tipping Guide, 2017! It doesn’t seem like there have been very many changes across the sectors, but this year I would like to shine the spotlight on one person who appears in these guides every year, but is often underappreciated. I’m talking about the teachers. Ethics… Continue Reading..
EXPERIENCE the Holidays! By Judy Heft

EXPERIENCE the Holidays!

This year after Thanksgiving dinner, my friends and I were enjoying our coffee when the topic predictably  turned to Black Friday. They were planning on getting up at five o'clock in the morning in order to get a $20 discount along with a few other bargains! I considered standing in… Continue Reading..
Holiday Tipping: A Method to the Madness By Judy Heft

Holiday Tipping: A Method to the Madness

In years past I’ve published holiday tipping guides from various sources that were very detailed about the appropriate amounts to tip specific service providers, but this year I want to do something different: a method behind the tipping madness. The first step is to remember why you are tipping. It… Continue Reading..
5 Things to Think About at the End of the Year

5 Things to Think About at the End of the Year

As we enter the mad dash to the finish line of 2016, there is a lot of work to be done—both in the office and at home. In fact, some people describe this time of year as the only time any real work gets done at all. But don’t let… Continue Reading..

The 2015 Holiday Tipping Guide

It’s a great time of year to show appreciation for the people you are thankful to have in your life. There are a variety of ways to show your gratitude, from handmade gifts to cash--but also remember that words of gratitude can go a long way. But what exactly should… Continue Reading..

Teach Your Children Well

Many people make charitable contributions at the end of the year for tax purposes, and many simply want to do good. Which of these people are you encouraging your children to become? The incentive-based, quid pro quo motivations for charity are ideally suited for younger children. When all they can… Continue Reading..

Tips For Holiday Tipping

While you may not feel the need to tip everyone wearing a reindeer hat and gesturing towards a tip jar with a cute saying on it, remembering the people who work in your home during the holidays is the right thing to do. Whether someone is helping you with your… Continue Reading..

Holiday Tipping Advice

While you may not feel the need to tip everyone wearing a reindeer hat and gesturing towards a tip jar with a cute saying on it, remembering the people who work in your home during the holidays is the right thing to do. Whether someone is helping you with your… Continue Reading..