DEAR ABBY: How do you handle someone who needs to constantly flaunt his money? That person is my boss. He makes a lot of money, and he enjoys rubbing it in my face. He never fails to tell me how much he pays for purchases -- from cars to clothing, even to how much he paid for his mother's funeral. He literally approaches my desk with his checkbook open and points out the amount.
This man spends more on clothes in a month than I earn in a year. He takes his cash out of his pocket and counts it in front of me. I feel like he's waiting for some kind of reaction from me, but I don't give in.
Can you think of a way for me to stop him in his tracks when he starts regaling me with his next shopping spree? -- FRUGAL OFFICE WORKER IN THE MIDWEST
DEAR OFFICE WORKER: I sure can. Tell him you need a raise.