At the Dinner Table
Watch the Year of that Wine– So you splurged a little more than usual and bought that special bottle of Wine for the table. Take note of the year you purchased on the menu, if the one that is served is different, you may want to ask.
Watch the tip– In groups of six, the tip is often included. Double check, and of course if the server did an excellent job you may want to add more, but not accidentally double.
Watch the final bill– This is a new one, but one I personally experienced a few weeks ago. The final bill was different after I gave my credit card. Make sure they are the same.
As a former waiter (many years ago now) mistakes happen … servers are there to please, so feel free to ask, they will not be offended.
In the Air
A friend who travels a lot recently told me flying to him is the same as driving to me. For those that do not fly as frequently, here are a couple of tips.:
Book Early– The earlier you book, the better chance of getting a good deal.
Book Late– So you missed the early booking, with flexibility the very last-minute airfare may be an excellent value as filling the seat is better than no revenue at all.
Watch the Fine Print– Carry on, luggage, weights and sizes vary with every airline. The rules are the rules, be sure to check them … after all the clerk is just the messenger at the airport.
Safe and fun travels to all … and now, maybe a little less expensive.
Have a Great Day!
John A. Kvale CFA, CFP