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This blog is not primarily financially driven. I put it up originally back in 2001 or so.

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 offer advisory services, and write original content based on my personal beliefs surrounding: Main Street Entrepreneurs, spiritual thoughts, patriotic stances, and who knows what else. My articles are original and come from my own personal beliefs and views. 

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. If I use an affiliate link that gets us 8 cents instead of sending you directly to a product or service site and get nothing. If someone gives me a comfy t-shirt with a logo and I wear it in a photo, same deal. Disclaimers would be all over the place. This would be a real pain in the booty for my team, and even more tedious for you reading through everything. But rules are rules. So cover my booty and preserve your reading experience, just go ahead and assume that, for every link and product we use, the following all hold true:

 

 

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