Affiliate Disclosure

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has guidelines in place to ensure that readers or viewers of web media are aware if the blogger or publisher is sponsored, endorsed, or partnered with a different company. At, we want to be transparent with our readers about our use of affiliate links.

Please assume the following about links and posts on this site:

  • Any/all of the links on are affiliate links for which we receive a small compensation from sales of certain items.

What Are Affiliate Links?

Purchases are made on external affiliate company websites: when a reader clicks on an affiliate link located on to purchase an item, the reader buys the item from the seller directly (not from

Amazon and/or other companies pay a small commission or other compensation for helping to bring customers to their website.

Prices are exactly the same for readers whether they purchase through an affiliate link or a non-affiliate link. Clicking an affiliate link and clicking a non-affiliate link does not change the price or anything else for the visitor. uses two main types of affiliate programs:

  1. Amazon affiliate links. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for website owners to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites, as well as to other websites that may be affiliated with Amazon Service LLC Associates Program.
  2. Product affiliate links. If you click a product affiliate link and buy the product, then we will get a percentage of the sale or some other type of compensation.

We want to assure our readers that our opinions are our own and not influenced by any compensation we may receive. We only recommend products we use or those we would recommend to our families and friends.

What about sponsored content? We do not write sponsored posts. However, if a company would like to publish sponsored content on, we will disclose this clearly at the beginning of the post.

We hope this disclosure helps you understand our use of affiliate links and how we strive to provide our readers with authentic and unbiased information.