Q I would like to show appreciation to a gentleman who gave me free advice about investing. A gift of homemade cookies doesn’t feel quite right. Do you think a tie is an appropriate gift, or is it too personal?
A It is interesting that you used the term “too personal.” I remember it as an old expression that my mother used, to refer to inappropriate gifts. Her interpretation of what items were too personal was far more limiting than mine. I believe it not only depends upon the type of item, but also the relationship between the giver and