The Donald's???we mean the Dolans'???guide to holiday tipping


Ken and Daria Dolan are widely known as America's First Family of Personal Finance.

A $10,000 tip for your waiter? Even for The Donald that sounded too good to be true!

But this is the time of year when figuring out how much to tip your paperboy, hairdresser and such for the holidays can pose a dilemma. Too little is an insult with potential consequences -- some NYC doormen are notorious for holding a grudge for a bad tip all year long -- but you don't want to go overboard either.

Don't risk a bad haircut or "lost" newspaper by tipping like a Scrooge! Just follow our rules of thumb and spread some holiday cheer without breaking your bank.

Ken and Daria Dolan have hosted their own national radio program for 22 years, anchored their own television shows on CNN, authored six books on money matters, served as money contributors on CBS This Morning and have now launched a comprehensive web site and free e-letter at