Your money: Consumers grapple with tip inflation

June 15, 2017 By Chris Taylor NEW YORK(Reuters) – When Alexander Koury took his cats to get groomed a few weeks ago, he got a bit of a shock at the checkout counter. The Phoenix financial planner brought his 5-year-old orange tabbies Frankie and Scotch in for bathing, clipping and shaving, which cost $150. But then the payment system asked whether he wanted to tack on a healthy tip: Either 20, 25 or 30 percent. “Ridiculous,” says Koury, 36, who says it was not explained to him why he needed…

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