Money Etiquette: How to Be Frugal Without Looking Cheap - Diane Gottsman, Etiquette and Modern Manners Expert

Money Etiquette: How to Be Frugal Without Looking Cheap

Whether you are saving money for an upcoming trip or working to pay down credit card debt, tightening the belt doesn’t have to mean saying goodbye to your favorite luxuries. Here are some ways you can pinch your pennies without forgoing your favorite treats. Brew your own beverages. You can save $80 each month by skipping your morning latte in favor of preparing your coffee or tea at home. Choose a flavored creamer you like and set up your coffeemaker the night before to save time in the morning. If you like ... [ Read More ]

Office Etiquette: 6 Phrases to Avoid in the Workplace by Diane Gottsman Etiquette Expert and Modern Manners Authority

Office Etiquette: 6 Phrases to Avoid in the Workplace

You’ve probably heard the saying that reminds us to be careful with our thoughts, because thoughts become words, and words become actions. This is especially true when making comments at work. Everything that goes from your mouth to your boss’s ears ... [ Read More ]

How to Respond to Someone Who Has a Serious Illness by Diane Gottsman Etiquette Expert and Modern Manners Authority

How to Respond to Someone Who Has a Serious Illness

Life presents us with many occasions to offer thanks or congratulations, but there are also times when a word of comfort is what is most needed. What do we say when we receive news our friend or family member has been recently diagnosed with a ... [ Read More ]

The Value of Keeping a Journal by Diane Gottsman Etiquette Expert and Modern Manners Authority

The Value of Keeping a Journal

Life is a series of moments, and moments make memories. If we aren’t careful, we can hurriedly turn the page on today without experiencing all that it offers. Life can be rewarding, even in the midst of a struggle if we take the time to stop and ... [ Read More ]

Ask the Etiquette Expert: Birthday Dilemma by Diane Gottsman Etiquette Expert and Modern Manners Authority

Ask the Etiquette Expert: Birthday Dilemma

Dear Diane, I share the same birthday as my son who now lives in another state. I usually call him in the morning to wish him “Happy Birthday”, but this year I completely forgot. Around 9:00 in the evening I had yet to receive a call myself, but ... [ Read More ]

Warby Parker: Glasses for a Cause by Diane Gottsman Etiquette Expert and Modern Manners Authority

Warby Parker: Glasses With a Cause

Do you wear glasses? If so, you know how expensive they can be, especially when you like to own several different pairs. I’d like to introduce you to Warby Parker, a company that prides themselves on good quality, better looking prescription eyewear ... [ Read More ]

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