8 types of gift-giving Scrooges


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Ah, the holiday season. A time of glad tidings, goodwill toward all and joyful giving, right?

Not for the Scrooges among us.

While the rest of us exchange presents, share a cup of cheer and count our blessings, these tightwads are busy pinching every penny to make sure not one red cent goes toward something as wastefully extravagant as a holiday gift.

Scrooges will go to outrageous lengths to weasel out of seasonal spending. Chances are good that you know one or more of the eight kinds of Scrooges lurking out there, far from any mall, just waiting to slip a lump of coal into your stocking.

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