Aug 17 2012

Tipping Via Credit Card, Why you shouldn't.

Why you shouldn't tip restaurant servers on your credit card. USA TODAY


When you charge a meal on a credit card, if you want the servers to be assured of their fair share, you should leave the tip in cash, more than one server has told me.
1) "Server can take that money home at night. When tips are distributed by check (often later) it's never, ever accurate. Not malicious intent usually, just lazy bookkeeping.
2) "Some owners outright steal tips," Steve says.
3) "Owners have forced waiters to give the kitchen a cut of the tips. Illegal. Instead of paying their hardest-working (kitchen) employees more, quite a few owners will steal it from the waiter. This is an old story."
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Aug 17 2012

Hiding A 42-inch TV

Woman hid 42-inch TV under skirt, police say. AZ Central

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Aug 17 2012

Good Deeds from Coach Beverly Kearney, Make-A-Wish & Prince William

Coach Beverly Kearney Overcomes Homelessness And Paralysis, Starts Empowering Nonprofit. Huffington Post

It seems that there is no task too daunting for Coach Beverly Kearney.
After overcoming homelessness and a horrific accident, the University of Texas head women's track and field coach has devoted herself to her organization, Pursuit of Dreams Foundation, in order to motivate and empower disadvantaged youth, CNN reports.
"If I could utilize the techniques that I used to produce results in sport, why can't I utilize those techniques to produce results in life," Coach Kearney explains. "Pursuit of Dreams is about connecting people with the inner magic that lies within them…that lets them know, 'Yes you can.' No, better yet, 'Yes we can.'"
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Ladd Anderson, 10-Year-Old Leukemia Patient, Becomes Soldier For A Day With Make-A-Wish Foundation. Huffington Post

Though Ladd Anderson has had to endure exhausting rounds of chemotherapy and doctor’s appointments, the 10-year-old wasn’t interesting in relaxing when it came time for his “Make-A-Wish.” The Michigan boy was set on serving his country.
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Prince William saves schoolgirls in helicopter sea rescue. TODAY

Sure, Prince William may look like a prince in military fatigues, but to one schoolgirl, he's really a knight in shining armor.
The RAF search-and-rescue captain successfully piloted two girls, aged 13 and 16, to safety last night when they were left stranded off the Welsh coast.
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Ellie Kay on withdrawals and loans from your 401K
Sep 23 2010

Ellie Kay on withdrawals and loans from your 401K

Ellie Kay, America's Family Financial Expert gave insight on how to handle your 401K in this economy. Many are withdrawing money from their 401K to pay bills, including mortgages and college education for their kdis. Is this wise? If not, what other options are there? What about taking a loan against your 401K? Ellie Kay answered these questions and provided resources that might help here: http://halfpriceliving.blogspot.com/2010/09/raiders-of-lost-401k-loans-withdrawals.html

Listen to Ellie Kay here and here

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9/23/2010 10:24:59 PM
Kelly United States
Kelly
The next time Ellie Kay is on ask her this for me. If your employer doesn't provide a Retirement Plan what is another way to get a plan? Would you be able to get a 401K on your own or would thier be another option?
10/4/2010 12:17:53 PM
Смесители Grohe United States
Смесители Grohe
Great website...and cool article man...thanx for the great post...keep on posting such articles... Resources like the one you mentioned here will be very useful to me! I will post a link to this page on my blog. I am sure my visitors will find that very useful.
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