Courtesy of Tim Ferriss:


This blog and the podcast are not primarily financially driven.

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: We have other jobs and business partnerships aside from We try to keep those separate from what we do here.

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