Promotional correction on Advocating for Yourself

Yesterday, on my blog I mentioned running a promotional on my book, Advocating for Yourself: The Laypersons Guide to Contracts, Scams and Overcharging. Turns out, I’m not allowed to just yet, so I have scheduled it to begin January 29. My hope through this book...

Ridiculousness in the Deal

The final concept in my 7 tips for contracts and business deals is Ridiculous. When I run across terms so one-sided, or so ridiculous in a contract, I have to question it and challenge the provider. In Advocating for Yourself, I cover in detail a click through...

The Ruse in the Deal

The 6th concept from my book, Advocating for Yourself, is Ruse. With the numerous scammers out there, as well as unethical business who will stoop lower than a snake’s belly to hook you into a deal, it’s difficult to sort out the good from the bad. They make it...

Recourse for the Consumer When Bullied by a Business

What happens when a lay person enters into a contract and things go wrong? As a consumer, there are protections in the law, and there are entities that govern just about every area of business from banking to medical care. A good rule of thumb is to ask someone in the...