[A011 Rebroadcast] Scrooged: Don’t Be a Cheap Holiday Grinch

Let’s be honest: when we talk about being a cheap holiday Grinch, it’s about the money. The good news is that you can spread holiday cheer without breaking the bank.

This episode originally aired on December 10, 2015.

Are you a cheap holiday Grinch?

As an adult, you need to realize that you have responsibilities to others. During the holidays, society expects you to give to others and tips a little extra. You don’t want to be the cheap holiday Grinch that others despise.

We take a look at giving, how to properly tip, and what it means to spread holiday cheer.

Our Do Nows help you identify who needs a tip, as well as strategies to help you enjoy the holidays without breaking the bank.


  • The realities of holiday tipping in our society.
  • Who should you be tipping? And how much should you give?
  • What makes you a cheap holiday Grinch?
  • How to enjoy time with family and friends during the holidays without spending more than you can afford.
  • Tips for writing a holiday note or card to add extra holiday cheer.
  • How to maintain relationships throughout the year.

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Country LivingInexpensive and easy DIY gift ideas for the holidays.
Emily PostVisit the Emily Post Institute for tipping etiquette
Hosted byHarlan Landes and Miranda Marquit
Produced byadulting.tv
Edited and mixed byHarlan Landes
Music bybensound.com

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[A011 Rebroadcast] Scrooged: Don’t Be a Cheap Holiday Grinch was last modified: March 3rd, 2017 by Harlan and Miranda

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