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Parents, are you tipping enough at restaurants?

What parent hasn’t surveyed the aftermath of a dinner out with the kids — the food chunks on the floor (or smeared on the wall), the sugar packets dumped out on the table, or the memory of little Jimmy spontaneously jumping from his chair and nearly tripping the waitress — and thought: just how much does the waitstaff here hate me? And more importantly, how much do I now need to tip them to make ...

About Catey

Catey is a journalist whose work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, SmartMoney, Worth, Seventeen, and the New York Daily News, among dozens of other publications. She is also the author of “Shoo, Jimmy Choo! The Modern Girl’s Guide to Spending Less and Saving More” (Sterling, 2010) and has appeared on such TV shows as “FOX & Friends,” “CBS This Morning," “The Huckabee Show” on FOX and "The Lead With Jake Tapper" on CNN; in magazines such as Marie Claire, Allure, Cosmopolitan and Woman’s Day; and on more than 100 radio programs.
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