Everything I write and present on this blog is for information only. I am constantly learning and evolving. I am not an expert. Everything I write here is based on personal experience or my own thought processes. I present different ways of thinking about various situations including life, business and finance. If you have questions about how any of these topics specifically relate to you, you should hire an expert in that area. I also don’t always update this blog regularly so that means my idea or perception of a topic may be different now versus when the post was originally written.
I’M NOT A PROFESSIONAL
As with anything please seek out the advice of a local, knowledgeable professional before trying or doing anything on this site. I am pretty awesome but I’m not really an expert on any topic I blog about.
I have raised a lot of chickens and hatched a lot of eggs. While I blog about things based on my experience, this blog is not meant to replace the advice and instruction of a competent professional.
If you are a child reading this blog, always consult an adult for assistance with anything you may see here. If you are an adult, please make sure anything you read or try makes sense to you and, if need be, ask for help. You agree to take full responsibility for trying any ideas you see in this blog.
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Theoretically, I could also receive affiliate income by referencing products, linking to websites and/or using product placement in photos or videos. I always present my own opinion, positive or negative, regardless of any affiliate sponsorship. That means that you can be sure that if I say I like something, I do (though that doesn’t mean you will).
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