Dear Prudence video: Miserly relatives.

Help! My Brother Expects Me to Pay to Attend His Kid’s Birthday Party.

Help! My Brother Expects Me to Pay to Attend His Kid’s Birthday Party.

Advice on manners and morals.
Feb. 18 2015 6:36 PM

Miserly Relatives

Prudie counsels a woman expected to pay her way at her brother’s child’s birthday party.

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In this week's video, Prudie counsels a woman about the fiscal politics of children’s birthday parties.

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