Profitable Ideas: A Tipping Backlash, Decluttering Your Finances, and More

Weekly roundup of recommended personal finance articles from around the web.

“Tipflation” may be causing tipping backlash as more digital prompts ask for tips (CBS Money Watch). That awkward moment when you’re asked for a tip in a situation that previously didn’t call for one. See also, What your barista is really thinking as you are about to tip (Wall Street Journal).

How often should I appraise a wedding ring for insurance, and who should appraise it? (Clark Howard). Something you probably haven’t thought about for a while.

How to declutter your finances (MarketWatch). Some good suggestions for bringing order to an area that can easily get messy.

Why you should check your credit report (Kiplinger). Errors are more common than you might assume.

The Bible is the story of God’s generosity: will we be part of that story? (Eternal Perspective Ministries, via FaithFi). God doesn’t need our money, but he graciously invites into His purposes. 

Paying for your children’s college education? 3 vital questions to ask (MoneyNing). Have any college-bound kids under roof? Some good starting points for planning how to cover the cost.

35 clever and unusual ways to save money (Clark Howard). There are bound to be some suggestions here that you’ll find useful.

How long should you keep tax records? (Kiplinger, via Fidelity). There’s no reason to be a tax return pack rat. Here’s where to draw the line.

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One Response to Profitable Ideas: A Tipping Backlash, Decluttering Your Finances, and More

  1. Richard Sargent June 16, 2023 at 2:09 PM #

    I always feel awkward tipping – I would much prefer a system without tips!

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