Aug 21, 2013 Following the huge financial windfall of airline fees, hotels and resorts are now charging fees for things that used to be free.
Jul 31, 2013 Are tips drying up as Americans trade paper for plastic?
Diane Lim - Economist Mom
Jun 28, 2013 Have you ever stiffed a waiter for bad service, or do you think they deserve a tip no matter what? Weigh in and help a listener named Briana resolve the spat she had with her husband.
Jun 20, 2013 Sushi Yasuda argues that staff at the Japanese restaurant in Manhattan are paid a fair wage and don’t need tips to compensate for low pay.
Jun 3, 2013 New York’s biggest hotel is scrapping room service in August, cutting 55 jobs. What will its elimination mean for a hotel that charges $300 a night? An explanation on the economics of room service.
May 27, 2013 Last week a judge in New York ruled online vacation rental site Airbnb is violating laws against running illegal hotels.
May 3, 2013 Lodging can quickly eat up your summer travel budget. Anne Banas of SmarterTravel.com shares her tips for redeeming hotel loyalty points, alternatives to traditional lodging, traveling with pets and keeping your money safe when going abroad.
Mar 18, 2013 As states legalize online gambling, how does a casino hold on to customers? At the Borgata in Atlantic City, you can leave the casino floor and play the slots on a TV in your room.
Feb 20, 2013 When you go out to eat at a restaurant and pay by credit card, what should you do with your receipts? Leave them on the table or throw them away?
Feb 25, 2013 Every shop seems to have its own way of soliciting tips at the counter. But there might be only really good way to earn those extra dollars.