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Applebee’s fires waitress who posted receipt from pastor complaining about auto-tip

Applebee's Receipt

An Applebee's waitress who posted a receipt with a note from a pastor complaining about the automatic gratuity added to the bill on the Internet was fired on Wednesday after the pastor complained to her manager.


Need a Tax Deduction? Pay Legal Fees by Year-end

No one likes paying legal fees, but tax deductions can make them a lot less painful. With a 40% tax rate, $10,000 in deductible legal fees costs you only $6,000. But if your legal fees are to get divorced or because a family member sues you for slander, the legal fees are purely personal and non-deductible. See How To Make Divorce Less Taxing. Distinguish purely personal expenses from investment expenses.


Family, etiquette tips for Thanksgiving


I come from a divorced family, and so does my husband. Every year on Thanksgiving, we wonder: Of the four sets of parents, which one should we take our kids to visit this year? (All live nearby, which makes the decision even more challenging.) We try to be careful with our choice, but it's tricky, and we have inadvertently caused offense in the past. How can we avoid upsetting any of our loved ones this time around?


Pull off Thanksgiving with less stress


No matter how much you plan ahead, feeding your extended family--bottomless teenage nephews, out-of-town uncles, and wild munchkins included--is going to be a massive undertaking.


10 Great Tips For Fun, Easy Family Travel

Expert advice can be hard to come by when it comes to family travel. Many families travel at least once a year for holidays or annual vacations and have their own ways to survive and hopefully thrive.


Seven Tips To Get More Social Media Followers

Amy Jo Martin, founder of social media consultancy Digital Royalty and author of Renegades Write The Rules, says the best way to build a social media following is through sharing. She provides the following tips on how to provide quality content and build out your network.


Holiday Shopping Savings Tips

I know you don’t want to hear this, but Christmas is less than 75 days away. It will be here in a blink of any eye. Right now is a great time to sit down to create a plan for your holiday gift shopping without accumulating a pile of debt.


Use credit cards wisely to safeguard credit rating

My husband and I recently refinanced our mortgage, and the bank sent us our credit scores during the process. Both scores were good, but my husband’s was 30 points higher than mine. This puzzled me, because we share the same spending and bill-payment practices.


20 Google search shortcuts to hone your Google-fu

Hidden behind Google's search box are a slew of shortcuts leading to so-called "OneBox" results that provide awesome tools and display helpful information quickly and directly. You might think you know them all, but a few are more hidden than others.


Tips For Scoring More Legroom

Have you noticed that padding on airline seats is getting thinner? And the rows are getting closer together? Back in the days when the Lockheed Constellation and the DC-6 ruled the skies, seats used to be less punishing -- they were more like your dad’s La-Z-Boy than the church pews they are today.


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