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Q I’m buying a house. Instead of getting a mortgage, I’m paying for it in cash. I mentioned this to my boss, and now he’s told everyone I’m a fat cat with a big bank account. How embarrassing! What should I do?

A Why did you tell your boss? Discussing your private financial matters at work stirs trouble. Even bragging about how you sold your tech stocks before the market dive looks unseemly. Don’t blame your boss for blabbing. Blame yourself. At this point, the next time the subject arises, mitigate the damage by cracking a self-deprecating joke, such as “Now I’m ‘house poor’ and just plain poor, too.”

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