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A cheat sheet on tipping do's and don'ts

Take the confusion out of tipping
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Take the confusion out of tipping
Take the confusion out of tipping

Tipping can be daunting. While most of us know that it's appropriate to tip our server at a restaurant, it's not always clear whether to tip the hotel concierge, funeral chaplain or dog groomer.

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If you leave a tip, how large should it be? Is 20 percent an across-the-board solution? Will your tip leave you looking like Donald Trump or Ebenezer Scrooge? Are there situations where tipping isn't necessary?

This list from Bankrate should help you answer these questions, as well as give you specific gratuity guidelines.

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