2018 Holiday Tipping Guide By Judy Heft

2018 Holiday Tipping Guide

At the end of the year, people like to show their appreciation to the people who help them throughout the year. I've been receiving a lot of requests for last year's holiday tipping guide, but I was worried it might be out of date. However, according to someone who sounded… Continue Reading..
2018 Charitable Giving Guide By Judy Heft

2018 Charitable Giving Guide

Charitable giving really picks up toward the end of the year, most visibly with Giving Tuesday, which is of course the Tuesday after Cyber Monday, which is the Monday after Black Friday, which is the day after Thanksgiving. I don’t know if it’s the cold weather, or the actual lessons… Continue Reading..
Happy Thanksgiving By Judy Heft

Happy Thanksgiving

Living a life full of gratitude is a year-round practice that culminates every year on the fourth Thursday of November. I love how Thanksgiving brings gratitude to the forefront of people’s thoughts. I also love how vanilla ice cream collides with warm apple pie on my tastebuds.   And I… Continue Reading..
Budgeting for the Holidays By Judy Heft

Budgeting for the Holidays

The holidays are a magical time of year, but I think too many people are making them last too long — no, I’m not talking about the people who leave their lights or trees up past Valentine’s Day. I’m talking about overspending in December and paying it off until June.… Continue Reading..
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..
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..

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..