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How much should you tip?

The economy may rise and fall, but it turns out that holiday tips remain remarkably stable. So how much is the right amount?

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Newspaper carrier
Newspaper carrier
What readers say: According to the MONEY magazine poll, readers say they plan to newspaper carriers $20 too, $5 more than in 2007.

The right way: Post recommends a $10-$30 tip or a small gift. "The choice of a gift or a tip is up to the giver. Cash is often most preferable but if that's not in the cards for you, it's not wrong to say thank you in another way," she said.

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