Tips on Holiday Tipping

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Are you one of the many people who are struggling with what to give your friends and family for the holidays this year?  On top of that you may be wondering what to do about tipping those people who provide special services for you throughout the year.  Whom should you tip and how much?

I suggest you start with a list of all the people who help you in one way or another from the mailman to your pet sitter. If it is overwhelming, make some decisions about which ones provide consistent and exemplary service.  You might want to prioritize your list. Next consider your budget.  How much can you afford to tip?

If you can’t give monetary recognition to all, consider sending thank you notes to some. Everyone appreciates being appreciated. Your thoughtfulness will not go unnoticed.

I was recently quoted in this article at written by Joan Goldwasser for Kiplinger.

Even better, take it a step further. For more of my advice on tipping buy a copy of my book Manners That Sell.

However you recognize those people who make your life easier all year long, they will feel good and so will you.

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