3 Modern-Day Tipping Dilemmas

Do you really need to tip the barista? Your Uber driver? A bad waiter or waitress?

Tipping a restaurant server or cabbie goes without saying. But when it comes to a barista or Uber driver, the ex­pectations are not so clear. Here’s how to navigate new tipping practices.

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Miriam Cross
Associate Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Miriam lived in Toronto, Canada, before joining Kiplinger's Personal Finance in November 2012. Prior to that, she freelanced as a fact-checker for several Canadian publications, including Reader's Digest Canada, Style at Home and Air Canada's enRoute. She received a BA from the University of Toronto with a major in English literature and completed a certificate in Magazine and Web Publishing at Ryerson University.