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How much should I tip at the holidays?

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Dec 18, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Do you give holiday tips to the people you appreciate and rely upon to make your life easier throughout the year? If so, you are in the majority. According care.com, 69% of people surveyed last year gave tips, most often around the holiday season. Most people spend between $50 to $300 total in holiday tips. And, tipping is tipping the scale – significantly more people tip than ten years ago, and most respondents plan on tipping more this year than last.

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Topics: Money Management, Holidays, Budgeting, Gifts

Make a date now to use your holiday gift cards

Posted by Hanscom Federal Credit Union on Dec 16, 2015 8:15:46 AM

Christmas in January? It might be the best post-holiday pay-off if you plan now to use your holiday gift cards. You know how this Christmas story goes:

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Topics: Money Management, Holidays, Financial Planning, Savings, Budgeting, Gifts, gift cards

5 Ways to Send Money for the Holidays

Posted by Patti Conty on Nov 20, 2015 7:30:00 AM

My grandmother, known to all as Nana, always sent a little something to her grandchildren for birthdays and holidays. Once she tucked a few dollars inside a Halloween card when I was at college, telling me to spend it however I wanted. “Even on pizza,” she wrote.

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Topics: Money Management, Holidays, Gifts

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