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Are you being manipulated into tipping more?

Are you being manipulated into tipping more?
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Anytime you go out to a restaurant for a meal, you're going to pay for more than your food and drinks. Odds are you're going to pay a little extra on top of your bill to tip your server. But, could you be tipping too much?

If you paid your bill using one of those new mobile payment processors like Square, then the answer is likely yes. These gadgets often feature suggested tip amounts on the screen that could be manipulating you into leaving a larger tip than normal.

And, it's not just restaurants that could be making a killing. Taxis, coffee shops and other places where tipping is normal could also be tricking you.

Next page: Find out more about how payment gadgets are tricking you.
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