Full Disclosure

This blog is not primarily financially driven; however this is a for-profit website. I put it up in 2013 to build a community and learn from other smart people.

First, the obvious: I was a dental student at the University of Maryland, Baltimore when I started writing this blog; now, I am a practicing dentist. I am not a lawyer, an accountant, or any other type of authority. The only letters after my name are DDS. Everything written, posted, or otherwise distributed on this website should be treated as fiction and acted on only after the reader has conducted his or her own investigation or sought advice from a certified professional.

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

Per the FTC rules, if I interview someone and they grab the bill for lunch, I would need to specify this. Ditto if I use an Amazon® link that pays me 8 cents instead of an Amazon link that pays me 0 cents. If someone gives me a t-shirt with a logo and I wear it in a photo, same deal. Disclaimers all over the place.

This would be tedious for me and a continual eye sore for readers. So, to protect myself and preserve your reading experience, please assume that, for every recommendation, link, and product I use, the following all hold true:

  • Writer was fed
  • Writer received free gadgets
  • Writer was paid
  • Write was given stock options
  • Writer was given clothing, coffee mugs or other products promotional in nature
  • Writer was promised a job

By using this website, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless, to the fullest extent possible under the law, Chance J. Bodini for any damages, direct or consequential, that may arise from your use of this website.

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Big thanks to Timothy Ferriss, Louis Gray, and Jeannine Schafer for helping write this.

Last Edited: 03/11/2017