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Tuesday's Top Ten Comics on Money Manners

This week, Comics Kingdom welcomes guest bloggers, Jeanne Fleming and Leonard Schwarz, who write the King Features' nationally syndicated column, “Money Manners,” to pick their favorite 10 money- and etiquette-themed comics. In the witty style for which they are known, Jeanne and Leonard provide their honest and humorous feedback on this week's selection of Tuesday's Top Ten Comics.

1. Waiters say they can always spot a bad tipper. Of course, customers don’t have much trouble spotting poor service either. 

DeFlocked, June  6, 2015
DeFlocked, June 6, 2015

2.  Dustin’s got it right.  It’s always easy to spend other people’s money.

Dustin, October 21, 2014
Dustin, October 21, 2014 

 3.  Ambrose Bierce wryly defined an acquaintance as “a person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to.”  Too bad, Tina, but now you know: That’s how your “friend” thinks of you.

Tina’s Groove, April 20, 2011
Tina’s Groove, April 20, 2011

4.  This Pajama Diaries comic reminds us of King Lear — Instill in your children a sense of entitlement, and this is how they repay you.

Pajama Diaries, April  1, 2013
Pajama Diaries, April 1, 2013

5. Jeremy in Zits has just learned the truth in the old adage, “Borrow money from a pessimist.  They don’t expect it back.” 

Zits, August 18, 2012
Zits, August 18, 2012

6. Wherever Frankenstein got his brain, he got a good one. The only gift it’s acceptable to recycleis green and backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. Treasury.

Bizarro, August  6, 2013
Bizarro, August 6, 2013

7.  Can anybody really be this tight?  In our experience, yes.

Dustin, July 16, 2013
Dustin, July 16, 2013

8.  We’re with Leroy Lockhorn. The uninhibited greed of so many couples today is appalling.

 The Lockhorns, April 11, 2012

The Lockhorns, April 11, 2012

9.  It’s a good thing Curtis will never grow up. Because people aren’t so forgiving of an adult moocher

Curtis, February 13, 2014
Curtis, February 13, 2014

10.  There are three types of people: check-grabbers, check-splitters and check-dodgers. If you go out to more than one meal with a dodger, you have only yourself to blame. Dagwood should have known better.

Blondie, May 12, 2014
Blondie, May 12, 2014

To learn more about this week's guest bloggers, Jeanne Fleming and Leonard Schwarz, read our interview with them and check out their “Money Manners” column samples here

 

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