how much should you tip

Tipping

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Consider yourself a generous tipper? If you're a man, a republican or you pay with a card you're probably right.

According to a new survey by creditreport.com those factors plus being a baby boomer or a resident of the northeast make you a good tipper. According to the survey people who fall into one or more of those categories leave an average tip of 20%. On the other hand democrats, women, people who live in the south and people who pay with cash are generally bad tippers, leaving an average of 15%.

The people you definitely want to sit in your section? Anyone making $75,000 a year or more, according to the survey this group tends to leave generous and frequent tips. And who do wait staff dread seeing come through the door? A large group of college age kids or younger.  read more »