Friday, June 1, 2012

Short Takes: Extended Warranty Profits, Marketing with Smells, and more

Retire Happy Blog takes a look at the difficulty of replacing consumer items under an extended warranty. I found it interesting to read that only a little over 10% of warranty premiums gets paid out in claims.

Preet Banerjee says that marketers are going after your sense of smell.

Larry MacDonald wishes that the Canadian housing bears “would just go back, frankly, to their lairs for a really long nap.”

Canadian Dream: Free at 45 looks at how savings can affect the way you conduct yourself at work.

Million Dollar Journey’s net worth edges closer to the million mark, but still no word on what will happen to the blog when he gets there. :-)

Big Cajun Man wrote a parent’s lament about youth unemployment.

My Own Advisor gives “square-foot gardening” a try.

5 comments:

  1. Thanks for the inclusion, enjoy the weekend.

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  2. I like Larry, but he's dead wrong on real estate, and I'm looking forward to seeing how he explains the inevitable housing market malaise we're about to experience.

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  3. @Patrick: I don't know what will happen with real estate, but I wish someone would ring a bell at the optimum time for me to sell my house.

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  4. Loved Larry's article.

    I need to respond to your posts this week, they were good.

    Thanks for the mention, stay dry and out of the rain.

    Mark

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