Sometimes I include affiliate links in my posts here on The Frugal Girl.
What are affiliate links?
These are links that take you to other sites which offer me some form of compensation for sending them visitors or customers.
The kickback I receive comes at no extra cost to you, and this income helps to pay for blogging costs (such as hosting and my email subscription service), and for the time I spend running and maintaining this blog.
Though I appreciate making some money in exchange for the time I spend working here, this blog chiefly exists to serve its readers, and for that reason, I will not use an affiliate link for a company I don’t wholeheartedly support.
If I don’t love a product or a company, I won’t try to convince you to love it, and I will not advertise for that product/company. You are more important than money, and my integrity is too.
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