This blog is not primarily financially driven. I put this up as a place to be my “digital home” and to publish on topics I find fascinating.

Regardless, beginning December 1, 2009, the FTC requires bloggers to disclose whenever there could be hidden interests or unspoken biases related to recommendations.  So here goes…

First, the obvious: I am a business consultant and sometimes I benefit from when I cover businesses I work with, or companies I have a ownership/profit-sharing stake in.

Quick Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional (Or professional of any kind) and all content I ever produce should not be perceived as medical advice. These are my opinions, while heavily supported by the research of others, are to be taken as opinions for entertainment purposes only. If you change you life with information you learned here, that’s on you.

Second, the less obvious: Per the FTC rules, if I interview someone and they grab the bill for lunch, I would need to disclose this. Ditto if I use an Amazon link that gets me 8 cents instead of an Amazon link that gets me 0 cents. If someone gives me a comfy t-shirt with a logo and I wear it in a photo, same deal. Disclaimers all over the place. This would be tedious for me and even more tedious for readers. But rules is rules. To cover my ass and preserve your reading experience, please assume that, for every link and product I use, the following all hold true:

Please feel free to use the text and images on this page with proper attribution. There is no reason why each blogger should have to reinvent the wheel.

(Illustrations courtesy of Louis Gray and Jeannine Schafer)

A Big thank you to Tim.Blog for creating the bulk of this disclaimer.