This blog is not primarily financially driven. It’s here as a platform of idea-exchange with smart readers.

However, the FTC requires bloggers to disclose possible hidden interests or unspoken biases in their recommendations.

So here goes…

Per the FTC rules, if I interview someone and they grab the bill for lunch, I need to disclose this.  If I use an Amazon link and earn 8 cents, I have to tell you. If I am given a nice pair of pants and share that with you all, same deal.

Disclaimers everywhere.

To save the pain of continual ass-covering, please just assume that all of the following are true:

(Illustrations courtesy of Louis Gray and Jeannine Schafer)