12 On Your Side: This week's consumer roundup from Marilyn Moritz!

By Marilyn Moritz - Reporter

Fall is in the air -- almost!

A little rain falls, and it seems like it's time to put the flip-flops away and break out the PSLs. (That's pumpkin spice lattes for non-connoisseurs.)  Seriously, it is nice to cool off a few degrees.

KSAT weather forecast

Question for you: do you always tip your waiter? Your Uber driver? Your hair stylist?

Well, turns out, men and millennials are the most reluctant tippers according to a new study from the folks at CreditCards.com.  They found women and baby boomers are most likely to tip for services.

I waited tables in college a bazillion years ago, and that gave me a profound appreciation for the job. So, I tip even if the service wasn't fantastic. Hey, I know they may be having the worst day dealing with customers.

How much should I tip? Best tipping practices

Have you noticed that after you search for something online, the ads for that very thing start popping up on your screen and social media? It's a strange feeling, and it's no coincidence.  Those are targeted ads based on your online activity. Yes, someone's kinda watching. If that bothers you, there are some things you can do to cut down on the snooping. 

How to stop annoying targeted ads

If you're looking for bargains on streaming, Apple unveiled its service will be $5 come November 1st.  And, Disney announced its service will cost $7. Maybe a little competition for Netflix? That's always good for the consumer!

Apple takes on Netflix with streaming service

Enjoy your weekend,

Marilyn  

 

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