This is a little bit of a rant. You may have noticed that I disclose on all of my posts that have an affiliate link, referral link, or where a company has provided me with a free product. Why? First, it's the law. The FTC requires bloggers to disclose this information. Second, I think you have a right to know. If I am at all benefiting from you clicking a link, signing up, or buying something, you should know. Otherwise it seems a little sneaky. Third, the main purpose of my blog is not to make money, but if I do get a little income from my blog it certainly helps our family. So I'm going to be forthcoming about that.
I read quite a few frugal blogs and review blogs, and a lot of them will post the same deals, many of which are part of an affiliate program where they get paid per lead or sign up. Yet, many, actually most don't disclose this information. As both a blogger and blog reader, this bugs me. Maybe I'm the only one a little annoyed about this, but I felt that I should state again why I disclose.
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