Best of the week – April 19, 2014

Here are some articles that caught my eye this week…

When ‘Liking’ a Brand Online Voids the Right to Sue

Interesting article. Essentially, General Mills and some other brands are instituting  a policy that if you print an online coupon for the product, like them on Facebook or other social media, you are forfeiting your right to sue them in the event there is an issue with their product. You would instead need to go through an arbitration process. I’m not sure what I think about this. I can certainly understand it in our litigation-happy culture. At the same time, it seems like a good way to upset your customers and open a potential land mine of bad PR. What do you think? Leave a comment below.

10 More Top Tips from Our Favorite Personal Finance Bloggers

Good advice on a variety of topics.

Four Simple Ways to Cut Household Expenses

A few minutes of your time could add some needed margin to your finances each month.

3 ways low prices are actually harming consumers

We all know the dangers of high inflation and the damage that can do to our wallet. Did you know though that low inflation rates or even deflation, which is falling prices, can be just as damaging? It may seem counter-intuitive that falling prices would be a bad thing, but a reasonable amount of inflation is actually a part of a healthy economy.

You’re Blocking Your Own Success — Here’s How to Stop

Sometimes it is baggage that we are holding onto that stands in the path of our success. We may just need to learn to let go.

Screaming from the Rooftops: When Insurance Won’t Cover Repairs

With some insurers, the quality of your roof may affect your ability to get home insurance.

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