Anyone else get stressed out this time of the year over who should get a "Christmas Tip" and who shouldn't? The last thing I want is to come off as being "cheap."

But then again how much am I suppose to tip someone if we've never met face-to-face, like in the case of the person who delivers my paper.

USA Today recently ran a piece about this very subject – what to tip during the holidays. What I gathered from reading the article is a good rule of thumb is “tip what you can.”

Tip an occasional service provider the cost of one session. The person who helps around your home or takes care of your family members tip about a week's pay.

I also recently ran across a handy-dandy tipping guide that CNN Money put together. If you would like to check it out, here’s a link to the article. It's very well done.

Remember, the most important thing according to etiquette experts is to look at it as holiday "thanking" rather than holiday "tipping."

Source: USA Today, CNN Money

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