Advice on getting your finances in order before the New Year

Dec 28, 2012
The end of the year is a great time for a financial tune-up. Here are some smart money moves you can make to ensure a good New Year.

The truth about tipping

Dec 21, 2012
In the U.S., tipping is multi-billion dollar industry. But has gratuity simply become an expectation rather than a reflection of good customer service?

The top 10 mistakes people make when cooking on Labor Day

Aug 31, 2012
Was your last barbecue a cooking disaster? Slate's L.V. Anderson discusses the biggest mistakes people make on Labor Day and other grilling holidays.

Waitress sues over $12,000 tip

Apr 4, 2012
She claims it was a tip; police are keeping the money as part of a drug investigation.

Waiters to get $8.5 million back in tips

Apr 3, 2012
A New York banquet hall settles a lawsuit to pay waiters tips it never handed over. It’s the latest and biggest payback for jilted waiters.

The best way to own TIPS

Mar 5, 2012
Are there any disadvantages to purchasing TIPS through something like Fidelity's Inflation Protected Bond (FINPX) for my Roth IRA? Or would it be a better idea to just purchase TIPS directly from the Treasury? Thanks, Danny, Davis, CA

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