This Disclosure policy is valid as of February 7, 2024.

Transparency on the internet is difficult to come by these days, so I’m providing the information below to help you understand things that happen on my end of the website, in the parts you don’t see when you’re visiting.

  • I do not accept contributed content.
  • I do not accept guest posts.
  • I do not sell links.
  • I do not make exceptions to the above editorial rules.

Articles on this site sometimes contain affiliate links. I use affiliate links to help you locate items that I recommend. If you buy something using one of my affiliate links, I make a tiny commission without increasing your cost. And by tiny, I mean ridiculously small. Pocket change.

I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.

Why is There Advertising on This Site?

The costs involved with running a global website include:

  • A high-speed hosting platform with redundant data storage
  • Website security
  • A content delivery service that makes the site load quickly around the world
  • Photography and design costs
  • Technical support staff
  • Newsletter service provider fees
  • Anti-spam fees
  • Program costs for software and plugins
  • Domain fees
  • Trademark fees
  • Legal and accounting fees
  • The cost of products purchased and tested for content

These expenses do not even include the cost of the time I spend researching, experimenting, and writing the articles that I provide to you for free. Advertising pays for all of these costs.

If you’d rather pay a set monthly amount to see the site without ads, feel free to contact me. If there’s enough demand from regular readers, I’ll look into making that happen.