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Marketplace Money for Friday, December 20, 2013

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This weekend on Marketplace Money, host Carmen Wong Ulrich gets into the spirit of giving with etiquette expert Thomas Farley, who offers tips on holiday tipping. Plus, Harvard professor Michael Norton and Eileen Heisman of National Philanthropic Trust talk about why we give and how to donate charitable contributions in the most effective way. Plus, whether you’re giving gift cards over the holidays or will receive some from loved ones, journalist Bob Sullivan shares some important rules and restrictions on the popular presents that you should be aware of. Also, Brian Hoyt of RetailMeNot.com offers ideas on how to find the best coupon deals online and personal finance expert Lauren Lyons Cole dispenses advice to young listeners about student loan debt.

Tips on holiday tipping when you're broke

Is your budget being blown by holiday tipping? Marketplace Money host Carmen Wong Ulrich talks to etiquette expert Thomas Farley about how you show your appreciation during the holidays without going broke.
Posted In: holiday tipping, holiday etiquette, etiquette

5 things to keep in mind before donating to charity

Marketplace Money host Carmen Wong Ulrich talks to Eileen Heisman, the President and CEO of the National Philanthropic Trust, about how to get the most out of your charitable donations
Posted In: Charity, Charitable giving

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