This website is not financially driven originally, I started it to record my travels and see what happens. As it turns out I got more into it, and it got relatively popular, and thus it remains today.

As from 1st December 2009, the FTC requires bloggers to disclose when they receive something which may influence their recommendations or have hidden agendas.

Firstly, the obvious: There is advertising in various parts of the website, mostly the sidebar, footer, front page and within certain posts (mostly guest/sponsored posts). These aren’t all paying me, but some are.

Secondly, the less obvious: Per the FTC rules, if I interview someone and they grab the bill for lunch, I would need to specify this. Same if I use an Amazon link that gets me 3 cents instead of an Amazon link that gets me 0 cents. If someone gives me a t-shirt with a logo and I wear it in a photo, or a phone to review, same deal. Disclaimers everywhere.

This would be tedious for me and a continual eye sore for readers. But rules are rules.

To cover my backside and preserve your reading experience, please assume (even though this may not be true) that, for every recommendation, link, and product I use, the following all hold true:

FTC Food FTC Gadgets
FTC money FTC Stocks
FTC Jail FTC Sex
FTC book FTC Goody pack

I adjusted this disclosure policy from Tim Ferriss‘s disclosure and the images are from Louis Gray and Jeannine Schafer. There is no need for bloggers to reinvent this disclosure, so feel free to use mine and give credit as appropriate.