This blog is not primarily financially driven. I put it up to build a community, learn from smart readers, and share my knowledge and discoveries with others.

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 an artist and entrepreneur. Here are most of my creations that I showcase so that people can buy them.

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:

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Attribition to Tim Ferriss – http://fourhourworkweek.com/blog/ who made this Disclosure available under a Creative Commons Sharealike license, which means that you can borrow some or all of his wording for your own Disclosure.

That’s what I did! Here is Tim’s Disclosure – The Full Monty.

(Illustrations courtesy of Louis Gray and Jeannine Schafer)