Understanding and Dealing With Misers

Everyone runs into these aggravating people at times: All take and no give. A little understanding and a few basic strategies can help you handle them.

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If it’s the holiday season and I say “miser,” what name comes to mind? (No, not your cheapskate Uncle Joe, we’ll get to him later.)

I’ll bet it’s Scrooge.

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H. Dennis Beaver, Esq.
Attorney at Law, Author of "You and the Law"

After attending Loyola University School of Law, H. Dennis Beaver joined California's Kern County District Attorney's Office, where he established a Consumer Fraud section. He is in the general practice of law and writes a syndicated newspaper column, "You and the Law." Through his column he offers readers in need of down-to-earth advice his help free of charge. "I know it sounds corny, but I just love to be able to use my education and experience to help, simply to help. When a reader contacts me, it is a gift."