In December 1, 2009, the FTC requires bloggers to provide disclosures whenever there could be hidden interests or unspoken biases related to recommendations.

Per the FTC rules, if I interview someone and they pay for lunch, pay the cab or buys me a soda, I would need to report it on the post. This would be tedious for me and in fear of missing something and breaking the rules, please assume that, for every recommendation, link, and product I use, the following all hold true:

inspired by Tim Ferriss disclaimer (Illustrations courtesy of Louis Gray and Jeannine Schafer)